I have an urge do to a road trip through the UP and cover some territory I've never been to before. As I'm like much of Michigan and not working now, I have the time - but also need to stick to a budget.
I would also like to take my dogs along - both to save kennel fees and I think they would enjoy it too. One 70 pound German Shepherd and one 50 pound Australian Shepherd. It looks like I can find plenty of motels that allow pets at pretty cheap rates - especially since it is off season up there.
I'm thinking maybe overnight stops in St. Ignace, Marquette area, and then Escanaba/Iron Mountain. I would then head back to Detroit through Green Bay and stop to visit some friends in Chicago - or have them meet me somewhere along the west shore of Lake MI.
I don't like to over plan things like this. I'm thinking I will just assemble a list of motels that accept pets in these areas and run it day by day. I'm not really worried about major activities either - just finding places to walk the dogs a couple miles a couple times a day. I also have collapsible crates if I do want to leave them in a room for a couple hours here or there (I know hotel policies vary on this).
Any thoughts, ideas, recommendations???