DON'T COME ON OUR ROAD TRIP UNLESS YOU:

  1. Believe that every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step— inside the nearest coffee shop
  2. Feel very passionate about a two hour lunch stop at Zingerman's, even if one of those hours was was spent trying to find a parking space
  3. Like to pose mournfully with art
  4. Aren't intimidated by the frigid waters of Lake Michigan
  5. Are okay with playing at the park until the fireflies come out
  6. Feel the freedom to take on various playground challenges while wearing a voluminous swimsuit cover-up not suited for calisthenics
  7. Like to "ruin" mother-daughter beach selfies by screaming
  8. Think the Hades-level temps of the dunes feel just fine on your tender baby-feet.
  9. On the last night of your trip, when you are sad that you have to go back home, express your displeasure by wearing your sunglasses during dinner.
  10. Always make time for one last dip