While these things can go astray at the last minute, it looks like I am going to be able to roam the area east of southern Lake Michigan for a week later in August. My 2008 trip fell through so I have only been to Michigan's Ann Arbor area that one time in 2007. There are, however, rules of the road. This is a father and son trip and the main goal is single A baseball... and hot dog shacks. Yet those games are largely played in the evening as I recall. So we are looking for the following classes of information:
- Best snack shacks. We do have a copy of Road Food but there is not a lot of detail there for this specific region.
- Kid friendly craft breweries, brewpubs and beer stores. The lad is a veteran of many beer shops but once in a while you run into a place that is run by idiots.
- Good diversions. I actually get a long with the lad and we share interest museums about the history of radial tire or statues of large cobs of corn. Where is the best place to skip a stone?
- Good roads. As you can see, Google Maps has the love of the interstate. Are there any gems? Any to avoid? I am think that the route from South Bend IN to Midland MI would be better done through Grand Rapids.
I also do have the 2007 edition of Michigan Breweries. Plenty of good information in there. But if you have any tips please let me know.