I can't resist mentioning one thing about eastern Michigan that you may find very interesting, or even amusing. Either way, it's a real place! Just to the west of Ann Arbor lies the quaint little town of Hell. If you don't believe me that it exists, it's in the Rand McNally atlas. If memory serves me correctly, you take US 23 north from Ann Arbor to route M-36, head west to the town of Pinckney (twelve miles, I think). Just on the outskirts of town, make a left at the quickie mart that sits on the left side of the road - there is a stop light there. Travel back about a mile, then turn right onto Darwin Road where the green sign for Hell sits (really, I couldn't make this up if I tried) and about four miles later, you'll find yourself right in the middle of Hell. You'll find the Hell Country Store and Spirits, the Dam Site Inn, and another bar with a few port-o-johns outside. You'll get the hint as you walk through the country store that they take great pride in being from Hell.
I mean, there are people that live in Hell, people that work in Hell, and you'll have a chance to meet them all. As if that weren't enough, the National Weather Service in Detroit actually takes weather observations in Hell. That equipment can be found inside the general store, and a big sign outside welcomes you to the official weather observation station of Hell, Michigan. So if by chance you really want to impress your friends, go to Hell and back, take pictures, and root the Nittany Lions on to victory in the Big House.
And then, if you really feel like it, insert your own "I've been to Hell and back and took pictures" joke here. If you're still skeptic, check out this link of some extremely cold lows in Michigan, including Hell, a few days before my 26th birthday:
Here's another link to Hell, Michigan: Hell, Michigan
And oh yeah, enjoy the game, too!
Go Big Blue. Beat Michigan.
We Are...PENN STATE!!!