The State motto is “Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice.” (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.)

Michigan is a very northerly state and is in Lake Michigan, so it gets quite cold, but is also very lovely.

My total score for Michigan out of 50 is 37.

Categories out of 10

Home comforts Quality of food, accommodation, etc. Score of 8. Got some really nice artisan chocolate and there is a cool root beer stand which was awesome.

Attractions The quality of the attractions and generally how fun and interesting they were. Score of 7. Surprising amount to do for small towns.

Natural Beauty The aesthetic vistas of the state which make the drive easier. Score of 7. Quite pretty.

Culture Historical and cultural sites and interactions with the locals. Score of 7. People were really nice and chatty.

Value Financial value – bang for your buck, so to speak. Score of 8. Hot dog, root beer and root beer float for less than $5.

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