since we are leaving, tyrell and i have been trying to see a little more of michigan before we go. we got some suggestions and decided to go to pinckney state park. we packed up and headed out, ready for some beautiful scenery, picnicking and swimming. we got to our destination and drove around the area. it was really pretty and there were many small lakes connected by rivers. there were also a lot of pretty lake houses in the area (we were a bit jealous). near the state park was the town of hell.
we visited hell and discovered that the town only consists of a store, a bar/restaurant, a halloween themed souvenir shop, and lots of signs for picture taking. apparently naming your town something funny is enough to draw a crowd.
but what would a trip with the smiths be like with out a little mishap. i mean come on, our misfortune is what makes this blog worth reading right?
when we first moved to michigan we had several incidents which involved locking the keys in the car. since this time, we have developed a system. tyrell often forgets to lock the doors, so when i get out and see that he has not locked them, i ask if he has the keys. if he says yes, then i go ahead and lock the doors. on this day the routine was the same. we had everything out and ready to go, tyrell changed into his swimming suite, the baby was in the stroller, we had our lunch, our towels, and our sunscreen. so as usual, i asked tyrell if he had the keys, he said that he did, so i locked and shut the doors. the sound of the door closing must have jarred his memory, because a second later, he realized that they were in the shorts out of which he had just changed. and of course the cell phones were in the car as well. we headed toward the shore and set up camp anyway and had something to eat. ty then went to get some help from the store. and to yet again make a long story short: ty found a hanger and tried the ole' unlock the car with the hanger trick but to no avail, we waited in the parking lot for hours for the wrecker to show up, wrecker never came, hiked to the ranger station for help, discovered that the wrecker was never called, rangers called wrecker, waited some more, wrecker arrived, got us in and charged a pretty penny (and of course this was the worst part for tyrell:). once we were in, we just decided to head home, annoyed and sunburned. we didn't even get to swim.... sad.