"Smitten with the Mitten"

This month, Marius was given a semi-grand tour of Michigan. He got in on June 28th, and I got in the following day. We spent the first day at home and showed him around Milford. The next day we went to Detroit and took him to his first baseball game. He really enjoyed it! He also go to see the GM building via the People Mover, Greek Town, and the Detroit River with a view of Canada across the way. He didn't get to see the degraded side of the city - but that was probably for the best.

He got to meet a number of family and friends. First a handful of friends at a bonfire, followed by 4th of July weekend in Grand Rapids with my mom's side. They all loved him. He really had a great 4th of July experience - although there were a number of things that happened that aren't characteristic of our family gatherings, so he really had a big treat! We also ran a 4.5 mile race with Aunt Jill followed by a day on Lake Michigan and his first time sailing!

We tried to write down all of his "firsts" (like he was a baby), including: smelling a skunk, 4th of July, breakfast at an American diner, lobster dinner, sailing, golfing, and a few others.

We traveled with Mom and Dad from Grand Rapids up to the U.P. where we stayed in Brimley, then kayaked Pictured Rocks in Munnising, followed by the Cherry Festival and Sleeping Bear Dunes. I think we gave him a good Michigan adventure!

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