When we think of romantic places for honeymoons what destinations come immediately to mind? Hawaii, Tahiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Acapulco… Warm, sunny places with oceans, beaches and palm trees. No matter which state we live in, we always want to travel to faraway locations.
That’s what I asked myself when I saw a commercial for Michigan today…
Okay, yeah, the song is a little much, but as you can see, there are so many beautiful places here that I just can’t fathom spending a fortune to travel thousands of miles in search of the perfect romantic spot.
In fact, a long time ago I came up with a perfect honeymoon: Athens, Paris, Norway, Holland, Moscow, Hamburg, and Greenland. Yes, they are all cities, villages, townships and unincorporated communities in Michigan, but how much fun would it be to tell everyone you know where you’re going on your honeymoon? Especially if you finished it all off by going to Hell. Especially in the winter when Hell freezes over. Okay, okay! It’s a city…honest!
If you want to see celebrities, Michigan has concerts everywhere, in addition to Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre, and our very own…Da Yoopers! With the holidays upon us, check out one of their Christmas videos (the actual song starts at 1:06):
The metal detector in the beginning of the video is because Michigan’s Upper Peninsula gets a LOT of snow…and he’s trying to find his car.
So… I admit that this suggestion is more for laughs, but doesn’t ‘romantic’ also include having fun? I think so.
My point is…if Michigan offers a wide variety of destinations, from romantic, to silly, to…well, okay, Da Yoopers are kind of weird (but still fun), doesn’t every state offer similar things? A weekend trip to a bed and breakfast five miles from home would do it for me.
I guess I just don’t get why a romantic getaway has to be expensive and elaborate. It’s not where you go, it’s who you’re with. With the right person, even a tent in the woods would be perfect. Not for me, of course (remember my blog about mosquitoes?), but it would work for a lot of people.
In this song, even an empty bar is a romantic setting. Throw Brad Paisley in there and yeah…I’ll just bet it is!
So why do you think people like to travel to exotic locations for a honeymoon? Maybe I’m just weird (okay, yeah…I am), but I just don’t see me being very interested in sightseeing if I were on my honeymoon.