Did you know that you don't have to stop at a rest area in Michigan to get a free state map? Yep, simply visit MDOT's (that's Michigan Department Of Transportation for any out-of-staters reading this) website and place your order right here for a map of Michigan. You don't even have to pay for postage (maybe Governor Granholm could plug some holes in the budget by charging $.37 for a stamp ;) ). Another crazy thing. You can order as many maps as you would like. Although, someone in Lansing might get suspicious if you place an order for 1,000 maps so you can use them to wallpaper your den.
Hmm, now there is an idea. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out how to make our basement a bit more cozy.
The theme for this year's map is "Michigan - A State for All Seasons." On the back of the map there are color photos of different Michigan locales during our four seasons. Yes, Michigan does actually have four seasons. I know this is contrary to the folks that think Michigan only has two seasons - Winter and Construction.
Oh, a couple more little known fact for you. Did you know that Michigan first began providing maps back in 1919? Today, MDOT prints up about two million maps each year for distribution.