labor day michigan .06

Going to Michigan on Labor day seems to be turning into an annual event. This year there was a lot less lazing on the beach, salve and a lot more Detroit, baseball, beer, and driving around.

Friday, we went to a Tigers/Angels game with about 100 of Tom’s friends. We each had about 100 beers. Interesting things I learned…

  1. There is never any traffic in downtown Detroit. No traffic at all. Not even when there is an almost-sold out baseball game. Yet, everyone owns a car and there’s no real public transportation. Bizzare.
  2. Comerica Park is about 2 feet away from Ford Field, where the Lions play. Never seen a baseball and football stadium so close together. Interesting.
  3. The crappy seats at Comerica are like 1000 times better than the “good” seats at Yankee Stadium. They’re also really close to the beer vendors and there are no lines for the bathroom.

Tom and Joe

tigers

tigers

tigers

tigers

tigers

tigers

I also found some cute pictures of little Tom, circa 1983-84. Here he is with Thumper…

tom and thumper

And with Heman Castle Greyskull. Confused on Christmas morning…

greyskull

Our picnic was rained out, so we went to Scott’s house for some BBQ. It was like a Meat Parade. We had a choice of burgers, hot dogs, pork tenderloin, venison, bratwurst, chicken sausage, and we brought some RIBS. Not a vegetarian in sight.

ribs

After the BBQ, we drove out to Lake Michigan, where I frolicked…

mel

we climbed stairs…

stairs

tom made fire…

fire

i failed at dessert…

apples

tom’s dad came at us with a stick…

larry stick

and tom ate 5 cupcakes in one sitting (his 35th-39th cupcakes of the weekend)…

larry stick

We also did a 21-mile bike ride on a trail that was bordered by corn fields, apple orchards, and cows. My bike was purple and hot pink. I regret forgetting to get a picture. More pictures on flickr.

The End.

Going to Michigan on Labor day seems to be turning into an annual event. This year there was a lot less lazing on the beach, store and a lot more Detroit, order baseball, beer, and driving around.

mel frolick

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One Comment

  1. Mel! Are there no comments because noone knows this site exists? Or did everyone get scared off by the onslaught of repetitive junk (e.g. viagra viagra) that your first entry attracted? Thank you for posting Xmas Tom for the world, my whole family is getting a special edition email with that picture attached.

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