My wife and I love the Michigan north. We are Fudgies and have no problem admitting that. We love to go to Frankfort but have noticed the good feeling you experience the first time you go there, isn't there when you return. So, we are trying to embrace new experiences to get those first time feelings back.

A few years ago, we did the Sleeping Bear Sand Dune climb and made it to Lake Michigan. It was almost like a vision quest with magnificent desolation. Mrs. Pants and I are trying to stay active, so this year she is planning this awesome north Michigan hike. Click here for the details. The website, onlyinyourstate.com calls it the best place to hike in Michigan.

There is nothing like shutting off the noise and communing with nature to get your body reset. It is food for your soul to see some of the beauty Michigan has to offer. Seeing these sights reminds me of lucky I am to be alive. Celebrate life in Michigan.