So today was my first full day in Ann Arbor, and it was absolutely delightful! I had a pretty leisurely morning, charging up my phone and camera and phoning both of my parents! It was lovely to catch up with them. Only Tony was home this morning, because Amy was at work and the girls were at school, so once my stuff had finished charging we headed up to their lakeside cottage to pick up some gear that Tony wanted to bring back to the house. The drive through the countryside around Ann Arbor was beautiful – so many trees (as I suppose you’d guess from the name?)! And I saw my first genuine American white picket fence along the front of a garden!
It was a gorgeous cloudless afternoon, so once we’d put the stuff in the car Tony took me for a spin around the lake in their boat, which was amazing!
This is the view back towards the cottage…
…and this is the view of the far side of the lake from on the water. It was beautiful!
When we got back Mary was back from school so she helped us unload and I chatted to her for a bit, then threw some overnight stuff into a bag and Tony dropped me off downtown to meet my lovely friend Anne! I’m at her place now. We had a wonderful afternoon, having lunch (an excellent club sandwich on focaccia bread!) and catching up, and wandering around Ann Arbor.
And later on she provided me with my inaugural frozen yoghurt, which was AMAZING. I don’t know why we don’t have frozen yoghurt in the UK. I seriously think it might be the next big thing. It’s chilly and delicious and better for you than ice cream. And comes in tubs! And you can add toppings! It is like the beautiful lovechild of breakfast and dessert, it’s amazing.
This was mine (there are two flavours of yoghurt under all the toppings):
Anyway, it’s getting late now and Anne and I are planning on going to a farmers’ market in the morning so I should probably get some sleep! Time is moving so quickly, I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday – and the end of Tuesday, for that matter! But I have many more fun things planned for the rest of the week, so I should get some rest and get ready for them.