Travelogue : Traverse City

Megan Reilly backstage before the show in Traverse City, MI at the City Opera House. (Note: Rachel Bouton is behind her)

Megan Reilly backstage before the show in Traverse City, MI at the City Opera House. (Note: Rachel Bouton is behind her)

Note: Once a month we have a company member write a post about life on the road. Here is cast member Megan Reilly talking about her experience in Traverse City, Michigan October 23 - 25th.

After getting blessed on the plane by a Michigan native, I exited the airport into the Grand Rapids crispness with a huge smile on my face. From beginning to end, this tour was the true winner! It started with a delicious sandwich from the epic Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack. It was a shack on the lake full of sassy ladies who were toasting bread and spreading garlic mayo like total bosses. I could have showed self-control and saved the second half of my sandwich for later, but it was too divine to put down. So, I ate it all and was constipated for the remainder of the trip.

The fall foliage in Michigan is incomparable. Mother Nature straight up gave this land the gift of rolling hills and vibrant leaves. We would be mid-conversation and someone in Car 2 would exclain "LOOK AT THOSE COLORS!" We could not control our appreciation for this beautiful state.

Traverse City is a magestic little town right on one of the great lakes. Now, this lake being called "great" is no exaggeration. It is sprawling, glassy and so serene. Deb, Rachel and I spent part of our afternoon before our show chatting on the beaches. We talked about life, we laughed about life and we questioned life. Then it started to pour on us so we ran to the theater for a wonderful show that evening.

Why did I love Michigain so much, you ask? Well, the people were lovely, the food was on-point and I got to pet a pig named Violet and a French Bulldog named Zoe in the same 5 minutes. What more can a girl ask for?

Peace, Love and Improv...Reilly.

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Posted on October 27, 2015 and filed under Travelogues.