I was eager to hit the road, especially after I saw a bunch of friends from California were already on their way! So I tried to Tetris all of my bags in the car on my lunch break and headed out right after work.
The traffic was pretty light as I headed south on Lake Shore until I got downtown.
I forgot my Waze was set to avoid tolls so I ended taking the scenic route to Indiana.
I was thinking of spending the night in Kalamazoo because they have a Costco and I only had a half a tank, but the stop and go traffic actually drained my tank faster then I anticipated so I decided to stop in Indiana. Afterwards I pulled into the Michigan rest stop for a quick photo op and to try to book a hotel.
I realized I was making great time so I looked for a hotel closer to Detroit. It only took a couple more hours and I was all tucked into the Holiday Inn in Jackson, ready to sleep a few hours before my visit to Canada!