The Rapidian

Exploring Michigan: Back Roads and Small Towns

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

7 pm

Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library

111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Expressways have made it too easy to adopt a 'destination oriented' travel philosophy. We often miss enjoyable and scenic back roads and interesting small towns. Ride Michigan, a book for travelers, is about abandoning speed and straight-line efficiency for the chance to smell the flowers (or freshly cut fields of hay) along roads where it is ok to slow down and notice the world around us. The most interesting and beautiful places in Michigan are found on the 'back roads.' Bill Murphy's book and presentation stress making the journey the primary reason for travel, not the destination. Ride Michigan provides a ready-made guide to make trips on these scenic byways easy, informative and enjoyable. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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