A week ago today, I was in Michigan – in Ann Arbor – shivering. I am not cut out for the cold, no matter where I am. I will say, Michigan was beautiful and I loved every minute of getting to see where Jake was from.
Downtown Detroit – you are beautiful. I know you have a hidden side, a seedy side and well – the mob, but lets be real – you are beautiful and there are people out there working hard to continue to make you great. I won’t pretend I understand your obsession with “coneys” (hot dogs), and hockey – but I still liked you a lot. Plus, you have lots of old yet pretty buildings.
Michigan left turns – what the hell is this? Apparently enough people asked, that the Michigan Department of Transportation made a whole website devoted to “What is a Michigan Left“?
This was probably one of the more confusing parts of trying to drive home from the 4th of July party (in the dark). I think I said “dammit, I have to drive past the road I want to turn on, bust a u-turn and then turn right?”
Apparently its a safer alternative to making left turns, and there is some science behind it. I still shake my head, its weird to this southern girl.
Humidity – Michigan had very little of this while we were there. This in itself is absolutely amazing. My hair looked amazing. Case in point to the right. No humidity = no southern girl curls (aka: frizz monster!). My hair stayed pretty stick straight most days with just a blow dry and a touch of humidity spray (because habits y’all)
Also, the weather there was pretty much perfect the entire time. Upper 70’s to lower 80’s everyday, never a day of 90 at all (I’m thinking we never got above 85). I did get chilly in the early mornings, and late evenings. I’m wearing a pullover in this photo and its probably close to 7pm.
Ann Arbor – what I saw of you was pretty. I am a college football girl, so seeing stadiums makes my heart happy. This one was no different. Even if I do look like I’m being held hostage in this photo. I’m wearing a sweatshirt because it was very windy and I was cold. There is a lot of maize and blue in this photo, but I guess it is payback for dragging him to the Carolina spring game, and all my non-stop “crap talk” about Clowney. Jake’s new favorite response to that is #ClowneyGone
There is a rumor we may end up here on Labor Day weekend for the opening game, but the jury is still out on that one. It would be a LONG drive up and back with the kids.
Relaxing – getting to see Jake full on relax for the first time in a long time. No real responsibilities, no work for a few days. He got to play golf, which he loves to do and doesn’t get to do nearly enough. He got to see his family and spend a ton of time with them, which he told me several times he was happy about. I am so glad that we could make this trip happen.
So thanks to all who made our trip so special – lending us a car to use (Clark & Jo), taking us to lunch (Mom!), buying us dinner & taking us on boat rides(Mike & Phyllis), buying Jake his favorite Canadian beer (Tyler), paying for Jake’s round of golf (Uncle Mike). We love you all, and cannot wait to see you again!