These are two of my boys club members on a trip to our family farm from Marion, Indiana. I took Indiana 15 out of Marion and in Wabash switched to Indiana 13 all the way to the state line of Michigan. We entered a town called Mottville and took a highway over to Michigan 131. We stayed on that route through Grand Rapids and then connected with Michigan 37 at Newago and stayed on that until the Club 37 restaurant just outside Wolf Lake.

I tried to keep the kids amused and we played various games such as Alphabet where the kids had to begin with A on billboards and find a letter all the way to Z. Of course, the immortal, “Are we there yet?” was always the chorus most of the way until we hit the Manistee National Forest. From there on the scenery changed from just farms to forests and lakes.

On the way back home, the “Are we there yet?” chorus never came about. Instead the conversation was filled with talk about the Bloody Antler Trail, the Haunted Island, Big Bass Lake, and Lake Michigan among many, many more things.