Day 1 – Our Sojourn Across the I-94 Corridor.
Okay, so we didn’t get the “early” start we wanted. It had been a hectic week getting ready for this tour, so what harm would an extra hour or two of leisurely packing hurt? Rationalizing to myself and announcing to anyone who would listen that a “pre-noon” start was the new goal — we made it with a half hour to spare.
On the road and heading west [with only one u-turn for some forgotten, but much needed items that will remain unnamed] Sherri makes quick work of testing out the new toy for the trip – our AT&T Wireless Hotspot. Amazed by this early 2010’s technology, we are now rolling wired and plugged into everything…laptops, cellphones, hotspots, iPads everywhere. There are no fewer than 7 devices and easily 20 feet of patch cord within a 8 square foot area and who knows how much additional radiation bombarding us at 70mph!
Lunch? Not a bad idea. The US-23 / M-14 interchange approaches – maybe we should try and navigate 40 feet of truck and trailer through the streets of Ann Arbor. Why not, it’s Noon on a beautiful Saturday with tens of thousands of students and families returning for the fall semester, I am sure Zingermans won’t be busy.
Ahh….Zingermans. Where else can you spend $50 for two obscenely thick deli sandwiches [with a new dill pickle of course, I don’t even know why they have to ask] and a couple of fountain pops? Where else do you pay for your Peanut-Fed Country Ham by the Ounce! For the 12 people left in the state that have not been there yet – get to Ann Arbor, wait in line for an hour, marvel at the seemingly endless selection of exotic and local foods that your make your pantry and kitchen luck more bland than a junior high cafeteria kitchen. It is simply the best lunch available.
Back in the saddle….stay tuned for day 2 and 3!
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