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Michigan Trip Recap

March 18th, 2017 at 12:27 pm

The Michigan trip was a success. My grandson got to see snow for the first time (He's four) and LOVED it. Watching him play in it was worth the trip. He was so good on the trip. I miss him terribly already.

I went to the Lansing area with my friend and her husband on Tuesday. We looked in a few areas, and in the end I decided on an apartment in a quaint town just west of Lansing. They had the cutest little main street type of downtown within walking distance. Also within a mile in the other direction was Meijer (in my opinion a better quality Walmart with groceries in the Midwest) and the typical chain fast foods, gas stations, etc. I need to do my taxes since I am self-employed and then officially apply for the apartment. I am going to take care of it all this week. Best of all the rent is $710 with gas, water/trash and sewer all included. The apartment is 2 bedrooms/1 bath.

As I mentioned previously, this was originally my daughter's trip and I tagged along. I gave her $150 from an overpayment for the cable/internet (A long story and hours of calls, but I finally got it) for gas/car wear and tear and the hotel. Other than that, I spent the following:

$12-A cake for my daughter's half birthday (Her card on her real birthday never arrived)

$10-Cracker Barrel for my dinner on the way home

$3-Toy for my grandson on clearance at Kmart going out of business

$3-Wendy's for my grandson

$ 32 gas for my friend for the Lansing trip, and I used my card once on the road for gas ($1.92 in Northern Tennessee!)

$5 Tip at lunch when out one day

$5 (approximate can't find receipt) for coffee on the way to Lansing. I also picked up a soda for friend's hubby.

$15-Arby's for 6 of us before we got on the road. My son gets half off, so it was pretty cheap considering.

Total =$85


Our meals were all covered for the most part with the hotel breakfast and my family members. My dad took us out twice. My uncle was also up from Florida and took care of a meal. Another uncle bought us lunch another day. My grandma also bought lunch one day. My parents also cooked a lasagna one night.

On a side note, my son's trip with his dad got canceled. His dad was supposed to fly in from CT and they were going to drive my son's car to the Gainesville area to see his dads father. The Nor' Easter ruined that. His dad couldn't get another flight out until Friday and they were due back on Sunday anyhow, so he just got a refund instead.

6 Responses to “Michigan Trip Recap”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    That was a very economical trip! Nice that you got so much help from family members.

  2. Merilee Says:

    Hi! You have picked a nice area to live in. I know exactly where you will be and it is only about six miles from me. You will find a store called Horrocks on your way into Lansing on Saginaw Hwy. It is a fun and interesting place to see and has "free" coffee and a wonderful popcorn area. They also carry a huge variety of fresh vegetables and fruit as well as a lot of other things.

    Garage sales are plentiful in this area so if you like to do them, you will be kept very busy.

  3. Laura S. Says:

    Grand Ledge to be specific Merilee Smile Thanks for the heads up on the store and garage sales. I can't wait!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Smile I was guessing Grand Ledge!

  5. lirpalynn Says:

    Nice! I'm from Jackson, about 30 min south of Lansing. I totally agree on Horrocks, it's a great place to look around.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a great trip. Glad your grand baby got to see snow.

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