Welcome to my Reading Road Trip Giveaway! Hosted by I Like These Books & IceyBooks, the goal of the Reading Road Trip is to spotlight all 50 states with giveaways. Think of this as the ultimate in armchair travel.
Today I want to present my state to you. Welcome to Michigan! The Great Lakes State, we are surrounded by beautiful state parks and lots and lots of water. Lakes, rivers, ponds, and even a swamp or two. While this means high humidity in the summer, it also means water skiing, swimming, boating, fishing, and hanging out at the beach, and skating, snow mobiling, and snow angels in the winter.
Michigan has four distinct seasons, and though I hate our long, cold winters, I love the change in scenery that occurs year round. Here are some fun Michigan facts (to see more, visit this website) –
The Mackinac Bridge is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. It spans 5 miles over the Straits of Mackinac.
The painted turtle is Michigan’s state reptile. (There was a painted turtle in my backyard a couple of weeks ago!)
The Detroit Zoo was the 1st zoo in America to feature cageless, open-exhibits that allowed the animals more freedom to roam. (This is still a cool place to spend an afternoon!)
Standing anywhere in the state a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes . (That’s only, like, an hour away at the speed most people around here drive!)
Isle Royal Park has one of the largest moose herds remaining in the U.S. (Moose! In Michigan!)
Michigan has more shoreline than any other state except Alaska.
Click below for a larger view of Michigan. Our state is shaped like a mitten, which is something you will need if you visit in the winter. It gets cold here!
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What else do I like about Michigan? I live in an area with lots and lots of horse farms. I am only 10 minutes from where I board my horses. I am only a short drive from a state park, where I can go trail riding. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Now for my giveaway! I am giving away a copy of Courtney Allison Moulton’s Angelfire. Courtney lives in Michigan, and she is a horse enthusiast, too!
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