Once we made it back to my sisters house in Aurora, CO on December 5, we had under 48 hours to move our camp gear back into the “tiny trailer house,” do laundry, finish a bit of work, and then prepare to hit the road (with the trailer in tow) to Michigan.
Our first musical destination for Cousin Curtiss was in Ishpeming, MI, which is in the upper peninsula (the U.P.). We did the trek a bit slower than normal because we had the time. We figured there was no reason to make ourselves, or the dogs, suffer long days in the car if we didn’t need to.
Once we arrived in the U.P. we were there for a few days, and then headed south to Michigan’s lower peninsula, specifically to Manistee, MI, which is the area Curtiss and I are both from. We had made plans to spend three weeks in northern Michigan, splitting time between our two families and playing a handful of shows.
This time with family was a much needed mental break from the road, and also gave us a chance to recoup some of our expenses from the insane amount of traveling we endured between September and early December.
Here you can check out where we were for music shows in the U.P. and where we spent our holiday break.
Below is a list of what we spent in December:
Another way to look at it:
Where we slept:
A few notes for December:
- Other than the gas is cost to drive from CO to MI, we didn’t spend much in gas once in our hometowns in northern Michigan.
- Also once home, we didn’t buy hardly any groceries as our parents cooked dinner most nights we were home (they spoiled us!)
- The only tourist things we did was stop at Mall of America on our way from CO to MI and rode a few roller coasters in Nickelodeon Universe (it was amazing!)
Please feel free to ask any questions we may not have answered! Traveling can be a costly endeavor, and we feel it’s something we continue to learn how to do for less money.