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Tim’s Travel Tips: Michigan’s Adventure

by Tim Joseph

I have heard of this place but have yet to actually visit. My cousin tells me it is a lot of fun. Michigan’s Adventure is an amusement park in Muskegon, MI. According to Wikipedia they have 53 rides total which includes 7 roller coasters. Their newest attraction is the Thunderhawk, a suspended looping coaster that has been relocated from Geauga Lake in Ohio. it is Michigan’s first suspended looping roller coaster.

There are also plenty of rides for the smaller kids, such as the “Winky Whale” or the always classic ferris wheel called the “Giant Gondola Wheel.” In addition to all this they have a water park which is open from noon to 7pm daily. At $25, this is a bargain right in our own back yard.

For more information please contact the park at (231) 766-3377

2008 1-Day General Admission Includes one day of admission to both Michigan’s Adventure and WildWater Adventure. There is no charge for toddlers 2 or under. $25

Directions from Lansing / Detroit

  1. Take I-96 West to Muskegon
  2. Leave I-96 West by taking exit 1B (Ludington) to change to US-31 North
  3. Leave US-31 North by taking the Russell Rd exit (mile marker 121)
  4. Turn right (North) onto Russell Rd
  5. At the first stop light, turn left (West) onto Riley Thompson Rd
  6. The entrance to Michigan’s Adventure is on Riley Thompson Rd

Plymouth Township Police to Host Safety Seat Clinic

The Plymouth Township Police Department is hosting a Free Child Safety Seat clinic beginning at 10am August 9th. This event will take place at the Plymouth Township Police Department, located at 9955 N Haggerty Road. Inspections will be by “appointment only”, and limited space is available. Those who would like to have a child’s car seat inspected by a national certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, should make an appointment by calling Officer Jamie Senkbeil at (734) 354-3232.

When Life Gives You Lemons

by Tim Joseph

… Make Lemonade.

It has been a busy week here at Dick Scott. Since announcing late last week that Chrysler Financial will cease it’s leasing programs we have been flooded with customers coming in to lease new vehicles. While it has been busy, it has been good for us. One week after the big announcement comes another announcement. Chrysler CEO, Bob Nardelli gave us a peak at things to come when he said “If we’re successful with some of our discussions relative to alliances or partnerships you very well could see some new platforms, some new vehicles out next year.”

Way back on June 17th we showed you a picture of what many people believe is the vehicle that Nissan will be building for Chrysler within the next couple years. Nardelli was not specific as to which vehicle could be coming down the pipeline next year. Chrysler has also been in talks with Chery Automobile Co. to bring a Chinese vehicle to America. They have also reportedly been in talks with Fiat.

“For sure we’ve got a strong lineup coming in 2010 with all of the traditional brands,” Nardelli said, “but more fuel efficiency, better performance, better fit, better finish, a lot more consumer-oriented responses.” It’s music to our ears.