April 21, 2017 (Friday)
With my April vacation coming to a close I was eager to go on a wild adventure.
I woke up at about 9:00 with the sole intention to do homework on this gloomy day. Once I ate some breck, 4 whole grain Eggo waffles with peanut butter as always, I got right to working on my APUSH vacation work. After a solid 3 hour work session, I sent my homie Ben a message asking if he wanted to venture out to a fire tower a town over from Plymouth. A few minutes later he responded that he was "down" and at about 1:00 we started the trip. Earlier the week Ben and I got luckily when we travelled to a more local tower and the employee was a 19 year old stoner who let his up, after that experience we didn't know what to expect. Our first portion of our journey brought us down a dirt road behind the local shopping mall where we believed the tower to be. First thing down the road was what we believe to be abandoned building. Of course we went inside as the door was wide open. Inside I was pleasantly surprised. Awesome light, cool subjects and an "authentic" feel. Following our quick look in the building, we kept walking down the dirt road. After walking for about a mile or so we stumbled upon some windmills; standing beneath a windmill truly gives you a feel of their true size. Despite our unexpected success with the building and the windmills, we still hadn't found the fire tower. At this point we were beginning to wonder if we were in the right spot and called our other friend Ben who had been to the tower previously. Thankfully, Ben was not cooking food at Panera bread and gave us directions to the tower. Turned out that we were indeed in the wrong place, but, not far off of where we needed to be. With our new insight we jumped in the car and headed to the location. Upon arriving at the tower we were stoked and began our ascent. The views were limited in distance as there was heavy cloud cover, fog, and rain, however, for the Plymouth area it worked well as the views for the most part are not spectacular. For this tower there was unfortunately no 19 year old baked employee, but, it was a rad adventure nonetheless. -Peter