I and the fiance were hell-bent on going to Seattle despite Emerald City Comic Con being canceled. After further consideration, we decided to cancel everything. I thought of my mom who’s retired and I would hate to be responsible for bringing her the Coronavirus. In all honesty, I was disappointed. I recognized later on that with the virus, I have to be considerate of the people around me. My fiance last minute suggested taking a road trip through Michigan and it was the vacation I needed.
We left Wednesday for Traverse City, Michigan. From the Twin Cities, we drove through Wisconsin, up the Upper Peninsula, across the Mackinaw bridge to Traverse City. I live for road trips and I liked being able to catch up on my podcast backlog.
Traverse City is a bay town with a cute downtown shopping area. I kid you not, Traverse City has at least five bookstores. My heart practically exploded. I spent $90 on books, graphic novels, and comics. It was fun to walk to all the shops Traverse City had to offer. Traverse City has so many breweries downtown and driving access to at least 13 nearby wineries. This was a weekend where I ate good food and drank adult beverages.
There’s nothing worse (in my opinion) than being so busy on a vacation that you need a vacation from your vacation. This weekend, I was able to read a whole book start to finish along with listening to podcasts and unwind. I feel rejuvenated in starting my work week. There were times where my and the fiance laid down and relaxed throughout our activities and it was needed. Plus we both got to spend some much needed time together without the daily life distractions.
I’m fortunate that I was able to take a trip with the Coronavirus spreading. My work just sent a mass email permitting all of us to work from home. I’m personally looking forward to laying around in comfy pants, a geek t-shirt with a mug of copy on my desk. I’m happy to be back in my normal routine and I will be posting blog posts on a much more regular basis. Thanks for sticking around.