I grew up in a easy lifestyle in a rural community in western MI.
While I live off White Lake in Whitehall these afternoons, back in our childhood our parents raised our siblings and I on a farm in Dalton.
The people I was with and I used to take car trips south to Muskegon to do most of our shopping, but otherwise I spent a nice portion of our childhood strolling farm fields with friends while looking for trouble, but it’s nice taking a car down to White River Park where you can hike in the woodlands that surround the long and winding river. The White River starts in the Oxford Swamp in Newaygo County and follows westward until it spills into White Lake at the heart of Whitehall. The people I was with and I spent multiple hours near the White River because it is designated as a MI Natural River, meaning that all development is banned within 400 miles of the river bed. There are many Brook Trout in the White River, but nowadays I do even more fishing from our condo on White Lake in Whitehall. Now that I have access to quality recreational cannabis here in western MI, I’d rather be in our lakeside condo in Whitehall than in a random mansion in Beverly Hills. I’ve been to Los Angeles, and while it has much to offer anyone who visits, I don’t like that kind of vibe and atmosphere! The prices on cannabis in Los Angeles are crazy as well compared to the dispensaries here in Muskegon County. While the state of MI might abolish the medical marijuana program to force all cannabis customers to pay the recreational marijuana taxes, our weed is still cheaper than in CA.