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Boomer Road Trip to Michigan

Earlier this week, I flew to Grand Rapids, Michigan for business. It was great seeing colleagues like Corena, who I met the first time I was there, along with Audrey, Shannon, and a few others.

Although I've been to the city before, this time I got to experience a few things I have NEVER done in my 55 years of living.

I rode on a school bus for the FIRST TIME in my whole life. We took a 50-minute trip on the bus and, as you can probably imagine, it LOUD with lots of talking and laughter. It's a wonder the bus driver could pay attention to the dark road signs and if we had gotten in an accident, it certainly would've been caused by out-of-control crowd noise.

Now, my daughter always jokes about how I went to school before school buses were invented but what I tell her is I lived in a community that had a neighborhood school which meant I could walk to and from school daily. By the time I got to high school, I would catch the city bus or walk the 3 mile route.

The second thing I did in Grand Rapids, that I had never done before, was go to a restaurant on a farm in a barn---a REAL BARN and I'm guessing I ate food that was once alive on that farm. We arrived at the farm on the school bus.

The third thing I did was go to a hoedown. I can honestly say I never even watched one on TV so this was a REAL EXPERIENCE and yes, I brought my video camera so you could witness it.

Oh, and don't let me forget this: I was flown from Cincinnati to Raleigh-Durham by a black pilot on Delta Airlines. NEVER, EVER BEFORE. This was quite a Boomer Road Trip!

Now enjoy this video:


A hoedown--so fun! I want to go! I am actually doing a similar farm dinner in a few weeks.
Check out my road trip songs at for your next driving tour!
Janie Emaus said…
I used to live in Grand Rapids. About a million years ago.
Glad you had fun in Michigan. So many new experiences. Sound so fun!
Sounds like fun. It's a great idea to do things out of your comfort zone every now and then.
BeverlyM said…
I just checked out your road trip songs. A few of them are on my list too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
BeverlyM said…

I'd bet you'd be surprised at how much it has grown. I take an annual trip there on business and am always pleasantly surprised at what I didn't see the year before. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.
BeverlyM said…
That was definitely OUT of my comfort zone! :)
BeverlyM said…
Still Blonde After all these YEARS,
It was nice to have some fun after spending two 8 hour days in workshops.

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