Chasing the Northern Lights

 

Rumor had it that Friday and Saturday the Northern Lights were going to be shining bright – even down here in the Metro Detroit area. Obviously if there was any chance of seeing them it would be a must to skip town and get away from light pollution, and that’s just what we did. With a car full of blankets, pillows and a cooler (he was prepared – I wasn’t for probably the first time in my life), we headed out of the city and into the thumb (perk of living in a hand shape state this is really how we speak – and point to where we live on our hand). I have never been anywhere in the thumb before, so even though it was dark it was still a neat adventure. While we didn’t get to see the Northern Lights (heart breaks slightly), we did see a ton of stars dance across the sky, and watched the moon come up from the horizon, which was probably one of the coolest things I have seen in awhile. We also took a little walk on the pier, and drove through some adorable towns. While chasing the Northern Lights was a fail the night was more than I could have ever asked for.

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