INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 16: A tow truck driver begins to move a vehicle involved in the crime scene within the parking lot of a FedEx Ground facility on April 16, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The area is the scene of a mass shooting at FedEx Ground Facility that left at least eight people dead and five wounded on the evening of April 15. Police have identified the suspect as former FedEx employee, Brandon Scott Hole, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after the shooting. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
If you live in Michigan and will be celebrating over Memorial Day Weekend, you and your car can get a free tow home. For the 25th year, AAA is offering their Tow to Go Program, for people who drink too much while celebrating the holiday weekend.
From 6:00 PM this Friday, May 26, 2023 through 6:00 AM on Tuesday May 30th if you are out, and drink too much, AAA will tow you and your car home for free. The free tow, is within a ten mile radius and is available to AAA members and non members. All an impaired driver has to do is call (855) 2-Tow-2-Go or (855) 286-9246.
Rides are free and confidential, the company only asks that people who use the service tip the tow truck drivers for the free ride. AAA’s Tow to Go program is available to people in the following areas:
- North Dakota
- Colorado (Denver)
- North Carolina (Charlotte)
- Indiana (Fort Wayne/South Bend)
Appointments can’t be set, as this program is designed as a safety net, not something to be planned for.
For over 25 years, AAA has provided this service and gotten over 25,000 impaired drivers home safely, with a free tow home for them and their cars. The Tow to Go program is available in the states above, every year on the weekends leading up and through the following holidays:
- Christmas – New Years
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
If you’re looking to get out, and get active this Memorial Day Weekend, here are some National Parks in Michigan that you can check out:
6 Beautiful National Parks To Explore Right Here In Michigan
It’s National Park Week! Every year in April, National Park Week celebrates America’s national parks. It’s a time to explore the natural wonders that these protected areas have to offer. From ranger-led programs and guided hikes to nature walks and wildlife viewing, there’s something for everyone. Also, it’s a time to learn about sustainable practices like Leave No Trace to protect the biodiversity of our national parks. National parks truly play such an important role in helping to protect our natural environments and should be respected.
Never been? Well, the first day of National Park Week you’ll be able to enter all national parks for free. What an awesome opportunity to experience the wonders of nature without spending a ton of money.
So now that you know about the week, do you know the history of our national parks? Back in the 1800’s people were exploring out west and calls grew louder to protect those lands. In 1872, President Grant signed into law the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act, creating the world’s first national park. Over the next few decades, several more were established, including Sequoia, Yosemite, and Mount Rainier. Today, there are 63 in the United States, covering over 84 million acres of land.
Well, you do not need to travel very far to visit a National Park! We actually have 6 sites right here in Michigan? They are Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historic Park, The North Country Trail (NCT), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, & the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. I will detail each below and share with you which ones I have explored!
If you can’t make the trip, or are just curious to learn more, be sure to check out the Barack Obama narrated 5-part series called “Our Great National Parks” on Netflix. You can view that trailer here.
Learn more about AAA’s Tow to Go Program on AAA’s official website.