Summer time is finally on its way in Michigan! That means I get to take out my bikes more and that’s what we love to do at the Brooklyn Bike Family, we ride bikes!
We used to bike all around Brooklyn but because of my job relocation to Michigan, we packed up and now we are biking in Michigan which is a different experience but we are finding lots of fun with it, its definitely a different experience.
No homeless man to bike around.
No local groceries or no riding under train tracks or the many local brick and mortar business where the local owners will give you a hollar.
Yes there are less humans when biking in Michigan. Where the trails take you deep into the forest and back out, it is a different experience all together. Sometimes there are deers on the side of the trails. It’s a welcomed change, the sound of the birds chirping and the breeze rustling across the many deciduous trees in the area that have finally bloomed with beautiful bright green leaves.
It is a welcomed change and it is also a change that leaves a little sore spot in our hearts. The truth is we still quite miss Brooklyn, the bustling streets, the barking neighborhood dogs, the groups of children playing hot scotch on the side of the road, to the neighborhood grocer and bakeries we shopped at each week.
We miss the commotion and the emotion of the streets in Brooklyn. We moved to a much safer neighborhood in Michigan and quality life from outside perspective has definitely gone up since moving here. We now have a two car garage, a beautiful white concrete driveway with a basket ball hoop, 3 stories house with a complete finish basement and a open spacious kitchen which my wife cannot get enough of, and wonderful neighbors that gave us a welcoming party.
Yes indeed this is a nice place although the winter was cold, Michigan is a beautiful place with both commerce, business and still there are remnants of nature all around.
However we will admit that we are a bit homesick as well. I guess like all things in life you have embrace the phase of mourning, and embrace the new, which we are. We have already hit the trails and forests all around our neighborhood that is filled with great trails.
The great news is its finally getting warm in Michigan! And this place is looking better and better each day, as we become accustomed to Michigan there are definitely quite beautiful aspects to this state that is already revealing itself to us. Did I mention the state is filled with beautiful nature, trails and lakes?
Now I am having dreams of owning a boat one day and taking my whole family out on the lake and enjoying a nice relaxing weekend with grill outside.
For those that are thinking of moving to Michigan, coming from a guy that’s lived in Brooklyn for over 25 years, I am starting to really grow into Michigan lifestyle. There are many wonderful perks to this state and one word that can describe it is.