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Welcome to Michigan: Great Lakes, Great Times (and State #13!)

September 15th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Oh boy, the states are coming fast and furious(ly) now! ‘Course, I’m in Chicago at my brother’s place all this week, so there will be a slow-down in state-churn for a bit. Ah well, ah well.

welcome-to-michiganDespite appearances, there wasn’t all that much highway construction going on in Michigan. I think someone must have forgotten they were a swing state.

I had some pretty great times in Michigan and there were, by definition, some great lakes, so — yeah. Good job on not over-selling on the welcome sign. Some cool things about Michigan:

  • Everyone goes 10 mph over, even in 25 mph zones — this was especially amazing after the very cautious driving habits of North Dakotans, Minnesotans, and Wisconsinians.
  • No, seriously: 10 over!
  • No “click it or ticket signs” or other nanny-state roadside hallmarks.
  • People were disarmingly friendly. Like, residents in small towns who know you’re a tourist walking through their neighborhood still say hello and seem to mean it.
  • Granted, I’ve never been to Detroit, but: it’s a pretty place.

More later.


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  1. Telkontar
    September 15th, 2009 at 14:21 | #1

    At least you admit your observations are limited by the fact that you did not go to Detroit.
    In North Dakota, the limit is 75, so going 5 over the limit usually suffices. Just saying.

  2. September 16th, 2009 at 06:13 | #2

    But everyone in ND went 5 under, making the person with the out-of-state license plates feel vulnerably conspicuous.

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