Travelers head back home after extended holiday weekend

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MONROE, MI (13abc Action News) - Holiday celebrations are over and people have or are still traveling home from driving hundreds of miles during Memorial Day weekend.

"We started out in Florida, went to Massachusetts and now we're on our way up to Saginaw," said Victor Suppes.

Travelers said they used the extended weekend as reason to visit family.

Regina Buchanan said that she and her daughter, grand-daughter and great-grandchildren drove to Akron, Ohio.

"Akron was wonderful, beautiful, yes. We were there visiting my sister and it was really really nice," said Buchanan.

Along with great company, the weather and traffic cooperated.

"I'm surprised so far from Massachusetts the roads were pretty good. Not too much traffic," Suppes.

Stan Osemlak said, "As soon as we hit Toledo the temperature dropped 10 degrees and it was 91 in Indianapolis."

While many have made their way back home, they said time away was well worth it.

"I went to my grandson's graduation from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts and very nice program they had there," added Suppes.

Buchanan said, "We had fun, played cards and enjoyed one another and then had a big BBQ Sunday."