Michigan Day Trip Around the Thumb – Part One

Saginaw Bay Beach

If you have been housebound for the past 40 days I would like to offer you some potential ideas to explore and take that outdoor walk. Especially as the weather improves. Officially we are still under the executive orders for Stay Home, Stay Safe. However, this does not prevent a person or immediate family that is currently in the same household from engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking, running, biking. There is no better place to do that, using safe distance practices, then in Michigan’s Thumb.

A Fortnight in the Wilderness by Alexis De Tocqueville

Fortnight In The Wilderness Alexis De Tocqueville

In 1831, two 26-year-old, French aristocrats, Alexis De Tocqueville, and Gustave de Beaumont, decided to strike out, in what today’s terms, would be the ultimate road trip. Namely, traveling overland from Detroit, to the last “white” settlement in the Northwest Territories, to Saginaw Michigan.