People who have never been to Michigan don’t know what they’re missing.
When my wife agreed to visit my home state for the first time, we saw the Detroit River, Port Huron, Mackinaw City, and the dunes of Lake Michigan.
I also took her to my family’s hunting cabin in Alpena County and we stayed there for a week hiking and cooking delicious food the entire time. Sure it was a rustic experience with no running water, but we had loads of fun along the way. By the time our trips were finally over, she was convinced that she wanted to move with me to Michigan. My extended family is here and I had only left the state for a few years during undergraduate school. The number of lakes in north Washtenaw county is far beyond what she was used to in her home state. On top of that, many of these lakes are safe to swim in and don’t have venomous water moccasins or man-eating alligators and crocodiles. We eventually found a small townhouse to rent in east Ann Arbor near the exit to U.S. 23. This location gives us access to stores in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. With all of the cannabis dispensaries opening in Michigan since recreational weed was legalized here in 2018, the prices keep dropping because the demand isn’t matching the glut in supply. I can’t tell you how many dispensaries show up on my WeedMaps app whenever I search for our location in Ann Arbor. The number of cannabis dispensaries increases if I widen that net into Wayne County.