Today is Michigan’s 175th birthday. As a proud, lifelong Michigander, I am so happy to wish my beautiful state a glorious happy birthday. It’s because this state is so beautiful, has so much spirit and is full of so many amazing people that I and so many others will never give up the fight against the powers that would harm our precious home.
My wife has a most-excellent photoblog up with some of her amazing photos of our state.
From her blog post:
My husband, Chris, and I met in an unconventional way and at the time we lived 500 miles apart. I was in St. Louis, Missouri and he was in Michigan. While we were dating we would travel back and forth to each other’s state. We were pretty lucky then; a roundtrip ticket from St. Louis to Michigan was only $80! When I came to Michigan for my visits, Chris would take me to places that really highlighted how beautiful Michigan is. I’ve always said that he wooed me with Michigan. Eventually he proposed to me on the shores of Lake Michigan and were married on those same shores a year later.
We live in a small village outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is said that you have to live in this town for more than 30 years to even be considered a true resident. I really hope that’s not the same for the state of Michigan. I’ve lived here for only 9 years but I consider it my home and always will.
I have a zillion photos of Michigan, so in honor of it’s 175th anniversary of statehood I wanted to share a few with you. I had to narrow it down so I chose a few landscape images taken mostly in the last year and a half. Enjoy.
Click through. You won’t be disappointed.
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