Our drive there on Thursday went super smooth, and he napped for a nice chunk of it. After crossing the Mackinac Bridge, we stopped in St. Ignace to fill up the car and grab some lunch. I specifically chose where to eat based on the view.
Saturday took us to Green Bay for a family reunion for my dad's side of the family. It was Matthew's first time meeting just about everybody. He was a little shy at first but definitely warmed up. The reunion was at my cousin's house, and she has a beautiful home and yard. Matthew had a blast, and it was great to have fun with everyone.
Then it was back to my sister's house for one last night. She graciously let Matthew and I have her bedroom so we could close the door at night to keep the kitties from jumping into Matthew's pack 'n play and accidentally causing chaos. Her bed was crazy comfortable, and I slept great every night, except for the last one. The last night is always hard. I hate falling asleep because I know that when I wake up, it's time to hit the road. Being realistic with vacation days I have left for the year, I'm certain I won't make it back until sometime next year. It's always so hard to leave.
The drive home went almost as nicely as the drive there, so I really can't complain. My parents decided to take the long way home so they could drive through Michigan, so we left at the same time and traveled together for most of the trip. Mom rode in the backseat of my car to spend time with Matthew. He loved having her there.
By the time we got home, our trip odometer showed that we had logged 1,063 miles. I can't wait to do it again!