s√łndag den 21. juli 2019

Escaping the heat (somewhat)

Another weekend - another few days to spend in Michigan. And this time I really appreciated the colder climate there. The temperatures have been roaring in and around Philly and despite getting some of the heat Saturday the weather has been much cooler today - Sunday. When I flew out it was so hot and humid that the air coming into the aircraft instantly turned to “smoke” upon being cooled down (I hope you can see it right underneath the ceiling)
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And the flight west turned out to be quite an adventure.First we boarded, then everyone de-boarded as Detroit airport closed down due to a thunderstorm. Then we boarded again, went on our way towards Detroit, that in the meantime had been closed again due to the weather and we were literally headed towards Columbus Ohio, when the plane got cleared to land. Phew! So I did make it back Friday night albeit it was late.
Saturday we headed towards Jackson, where a colleague of mine lives. He has a car lift and quite a bit of mechanic know-how, and he was kind enough to let us bring that ancient minivan of ours for a check.He even cooked us lunch! And it was delicious! (And a reminder that we should really think about getting that instapot ourselves....).Then it was time to hang out in the “garage”.Some of us fixed car, some of us cross stitched in a comfy chair
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And some of us sorted through buckets of used bullets:
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And then Luca was allowed to try and shoot with a BBgun. Or so I thoughtūüėĪ This turned out to be the real deal
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Even I tried it - before I learned it was a real riffleūü§¶‍♀️ #dumbblondemuch?Needless to say - Luca was ecstatic, and is already begging to go back.
Driving back to Ann Arbor we passed a place in the so-called Irish hills where there is an abandoned prehistoric park with some creepy dinosaurs still being stuck there. Unfortunately the place was fenced in quite well and there was no place to sneak in. But at least you could see one of the dinos from the road:
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