So my last full day in Ann Arbor, and for that matter in the US, involved a lot of walking! Tony, Amy, Mary, Sophie and I headed out this morning to experience the pre-football-match atmostphere up at the Michigan stadium: one hundred thousand people pouring into the stadium, most of them wearing Michigan blue and yellow! We walked against the flow of the tide, like salmon, so I got some pretty good pictures:
We spent the next few hours wandering around town – I went into a Michigan collegiate clothing shop and bought myself a very cute sort of mini-hoodie, in grey with a blue Michigan logo. I wore it for the second half of today because walking around town was really hot! We walked a few miles around various places in Ann Arbor, taking various detours to find fairy doors and go into cool shops, including one that made its own paper – racks and racks of gorgeously patterned papers! I could have just moved into the shop, it was beautiful.
Then in the late afternoon we drove up to an apple orchard and picked a huge bagful of apples! It was great fun, and Amy took some lovely photos while we were doing it. They’re still on her camera, though, so I’ll have to get them soon, to put them in my album!
And then just before we went out to dinner, Anne came by to drop off an eyeliner that I’d accidentally left behind at hers, so I got to see her again and hug her goodbye! Dinner tonight was in a really American place called Grizzly Peak, and there was an enormous moose head on the wall above our table.
So I just finished packing up my stuff and I’m pretty much all set to go in the morning! I’ll have to rearrange a few things, though – I had to shove a load of things into bags and zip them up because I was being besieged by Einstein, my cousins’ completely bonkers and hyperactive cat. I took a hilarious picture of him when he was trying to open the door, though (unfortunately for me, he worked out how to do it pretty quickly):
So that was my final day! Tomorrow will include a brunch with some more cousins, last-minute shopping and then (alas) the airport, so I’d better get my skates on and get to bed!