As much as we enjoy Southwest Michigan, we also enjoy traveling, near or far. We recently took a day off from the bed and breakfast and the Saugatuck area to enjoy a two-day trip back through Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. My family has visited me in Michigan many times and most of them are still back in northeast Iowa, so it is always great to get back together with family. There is definitely something to be said for growing up in the Midwest and having the value system that we learn here in the Midwest. Traveling from Michigan west through the Midwest states is a reminder of the importance of these values.