After driving into Canada, having our car searched and being asked a handful of times if I had any narcotics on my person, even “in my necklace” which is a solid Ellensburg stone, we passed into Michigan, where the border patrol was quite friendly and made a joke about our being from California and Hawaii and why anyone in their right mind would come from those two states to Michigan in February. He was right, the place was cold, but it was probably my favorite stop thus far on our trip. We met up with Josh, Doug’s mate from University in Australia, and the three of us ventured to this lovely cabin in the middle of winter wonderland, yards from icy Lake Michigan. The stars were incredible, the best I’ve seen since Hawaii, and much to my regret I didn’t have a tripod, but as you’ll see I tried anyway and ended up with some sort of abstract looking stellar picture. There was no one else around. It was quiet. It was amazing.