Ever since leaving Chicago to live in Lansing, I have finally found peace of mind.
I prefer the city, but it feels suffocating to myself and others at times, especially riding public transit with cramped spaces.
Thankfully Lansing has many sites for myself and others to hike, prefer Brownell Woods, Lansing Woods, Forest Preserve, North Creek Meadow, Sweet Woods, & Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve. When I lived down south, I didn’t think as comfortable hiking through dense woodlands. Both of us had alligators, numerous species of rattlesnakes, deadly spiders, panthers, & black bears just to name a few. Going off trails could result in an unexpected argument with a dangerous snake or spider. Even wild boars were a fear whenever I went hiking while in mating season or whenever mothers with young boars were sauntering in areas near trails. But once I moved to Lansing, I was happy to learn that our only problem while hiking the wooded trails were lyme disease carrying ticks. As long as lyme disease is treated early on, it’s often curable, so this is much better than fearing a snake bite miles away from civilization while hiking through the swamp. If I want to walk down to North Creek of Wampum Lake, I’m not distraught about sitting on a spider or walking into a snake. And I’m surely not distraught about an alligator or crocodile jumping out of the water to eat myself and others if I get too close to the shore. Recently I decided to visit a unusual kind of location in Lansing because I had a few minutes to kill while our oil furnace was being installed. The weather in November is mild & in the 60s while in the afternoon, so I spent a few minutes touring the Historic Ford Hangar with our spouse. He’s a car fanatic & has always wanted to see it, despite having concerns last year due to unexpected chilly snaps.