I finally made it to the Mackinac Bridge!
A great deal of Spring, 2010 was taken up by activities related to the sale of our long-time house in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada - but finally all the details and paperwork were sorted out by May 4. I had to return to work in western Canada within five days, so Sue and I loaded up our car and hit the USA interstate highway system the next morning. Driving down through New England, we made it to Utica, NY 1100-km later for our first stop. As it turned out, our drive the following day took us through the rest of New York state, a bit of Pennsylvania on the Lake Erie shore and through most of Ohio. However, when we saw that we would be hitting the terrible 'rush-hour' traffic around Chicago if we kept heading west (and we had already done that on two previous trips) we decided to veer north at Toledo, Ohio and take the 'scenic' route through the state of Michigan instead.
This was one state that I had driven past on all of its sides but had never actually entered. Besides, I had always wanted to see the Straits of Mackinac at its northern end as well as the famous suspension bridge that spans this channel between Lakes Huron and Michigan!