Oct-Dec 1996, The First 10 Weeks

Like the highway lines rolling rhythmically under our wheels, the past 10 weeks since we left Boyne City for our nine-month trip around the country have sped by. At times, people, places and images blur like the passing scenery out our windows. As we headed east to...

Cleveland, The Template

Cleveland was the first major stop of our journey and we made the most of it, visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Natural History Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. After our rocky departure from Flint, we discovered in Cleveland that our...

Fast Forward, October 1997

Our family returned to Michigan in June 1997, settled into our home in Boyne City, Michigan, and proceeded to reopen the Yogurt Shoppe for the summer season to generate some income. School placement, long-term employment and relocation were all being considered as we...

Goodbye to Boyne

Betsy’s “goodbye” to Boyne as published in The Citizen, September 1996 Acorns scattered on the ground and cool, misty Northern Michigan air welcomed me to fall one recent morning while I hiked at Avalanche Preserve. I knew that soon squirrels and other creatures would...

Journal Entry, October 10, 1996

October 10, 1996, 7:12 p.m. We are staying in the parking lot of an Ames store. It is a lot like K-Mart. The name of the town is Wells River and it is located in northern Vermont on the banks of the Connecticut River. We have traveled from Bennington across Hwy 9 to...