It has been a big, big change since we moved up here to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. To be exact, we moved to Grand Marais, Michigan. We purchased a 20+ acre Apple Orchard that has our two bedroom home on it and two sleeping cabins. We saw the opportunity to create a really awesome experience for visitors by creating a “Glampground”!
Jeremy and I have spent many years plotting our escape from city life and last October it happened! We sold our home located in the Metro Detroit area, packed up a Uhaul and crossed the Mighty Mackinaw Bridge to our future! We made it just in time for what turned out to be the worst winter since the 1940’s ( or so we’ve been told ). When we set out to do something you can bet it’s gonna be big. This time it was big snow, so much snow.
When we lived downstate the seasons just came and went. I didn’t pay to much attention to the changing weather other then how it affected my wardrobe. I didn’t worry about white-outs, long power outages in -20 degree weather with 80 mph winds whipping and lashing against the house. I was never concerned about 8 foot snow drifts blocking your front door or garage, I never had to make sure that I had some sort of ice spikes to put on my shoes so I could safely navigate the grocery store parking lot that was over an hour away. I never had a winter survival pack in my car in the event the car broke down or I found myself in a situation where I couldn’t drive safely and had to pull off the road for hours till the storm passed. If my car broke down while living down state, I called a tow truck from the warmth of the near by Starbucks or Panera and ate something yummy while waiting. Up here in the U.P. life is just a little bit different. With all that said, I am writing today with excitement because we survived the winter of 2019! Now we are preparing to kick off our first Glamping Season and couldn’t be more excited! We have several bookings already and are busily preparing the cabins for our guests arrival. Stay tuned for future blog posts while we jump head first into this awesome, new adventure!