Yes, I have been to Hell and lived to tell about it

This way to Hell

Back in late May 2008 I was on a return trip home from Ontario via Michigan.  I made my way through Central Michigan.  As I had been told to “go to Hell” a few times, I decided I would finally go to Hell…in Michigan (see entire trip report)

Howell Rd. to Hell

Hell, Michigan is actually not a real town.  It is a “tourist trap” in the midst of the Pinckney Recreation Area, about five miles north of Pinckney, MI.  It is, honestly, quite a scenic drive. To get there from the town of Pinckney you need to take south Howell Rd. (no joke…you get to Hell via Howell Rd. — Hell is in the name of the road).

 

 

The village of Hell has made a great effort to make sure you know you were in Hell.  Here are a couple of pictures….

Hell Weather Bureau
Welcome to Hell

The actual post office is not in Hell, but in Pinckney, though they have a “branch” in Hell that will stamp an additional “Hell Post Mark” on it though Pinckney will also be added to it.

Hell Post Office

They have some unique souvenirs in the two shops, and a unique ice cream shop (Scream’s Ice Cream) and even have a “Mayor”.  I liked the bench.  Note that I sat on the “Hell Flames Bench” while wearing my Utah Blaze hat.

Blaze Bench

If you ever get to Central Michigan, you should definitely go to Hell.  If anything else, it will be fun for all.  Send a burnt post card from Hell and have some Ice Cream at Scream’s!!


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Missed Success by 16 miles!!

Success, MO

In my last post I noted how I went looking for Romance and only came to a dead end.  Well, on my way back to Kentucky from Arkansas a couple of days ago I was heading north on US 63 in Missouri.  As I go to Houston, MO (in Texas County — NO JOKE!!), I passed the sign above.  It was a long drive back to Kentucky and I had just gotten started, so I decided to not take the 16 mile trek to look for Success.

So, in one weekend I went looking for Romance, never found it, and I missed Success by 16 miles!!  At least I made it home to Kentucky safe and sound.


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Trying to find Romance

Road to Romance

It has been a few days since I have posted anything.  I was in Hutchinson and Salina in Kansas for the NJCAA tournament and was too busy to post.

On the way to Arkansas, where I am meeting with the Bass Federation, I drove by the above sign.  I took the road and it was a dead end.  How funny…

Romance Baptist

…I took the road to Romance and ran into a dead end.  Never could locate Romance.  No longer there????


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