Arrived home 15 minutes ago. Had a decent trip home barring one false start (note: if you are trying to determine whether or not you are forgetting something, instead of checking in your brain, look around you, especially if you are wearing a helmet and looking around you is something you must purposefully do), and one minor scare when I misjudged a curve on Elk Lake Rd, partly because I was scared away from the inside of the curve by oncoming traffic, and I had to straighten up and go off onto the shoulder for 30 feet or so. There was a little bit of rain, but very sparse. A couple slowdowns for construction. After the first one I went on to Grayling for a hot dog and a slice of pie at Goodale's Bakery, after which I felt much more forgiving. I routed around the northernmost lane merge slowdown on 75/23 (second note: Bennett lake Rd, north of White lake road is a nice drive).
And now I am home. Safely there, safely back again. Feels like a successful trip. Oh, and I had a good time, too. :)