Bill's Superior Adventure
got 4.5 gallons of gas last night
I'm packed up and going to take the straight shot down to Green Bay.
I took a picture of picture of Wren and her puppy Finn as I was leaving. The next
three pictures are the last view of Lake Superior I had for the trip. This was right
before L'anse in the Keweenaw Bay. B-bye.
hungry in Iron Mountain
Driving down from Houghton I felt like I had turned around to head
for home, the adventure is over. It's a sad feeling; work and life in Ann Arbor
is still a faint memory at this point. Aside from the occasional voice mail message
really haven't thought about it at all. It has been really nice to just be
me for a while. Even when visiting my sister and friends I was still
more me rather than me in the context of others. This is not say that I'm ignoring
others, it's simply that my connection to these people is much simpler and there
are fewer dependcies between me and the rest of the world. I enjoy life with
my friends and co-workers, but I need to be alone more than
I generally am able to.
After settling in, Fraggle took me out to his mother and step-father's farm. I wish I
would have anticipated this; it would have been nice to have my camera. The alpaca were
interesting, but the chickens were just strange looking. Some had strange colorations, one
rooster had no tail while some birds had big tufts of feathers at their feet. New at the
farm were two emus. Large, flightless birds. The seemed to
love attention but it could have been that they were expecting to be fed.
Cruising back into Green Bay Fraggle mumbled "fud" and I reported back "Pizza and
Beer." Quickly Fraggle accessed his files and came back with a nice micro brewery not
too far from his father's house where he lives. We returned to the house, picked up
Fraggle's father Bob, and headed out. Egan/Gallaghers had excellent Pizza and Beer.
The three of use nearly finished an 18" everything pizza and I had 4 of the house Belgian
The bar quieted down and people looked up as the Presidence address the Congress and
the nation regarding the terror attacks of last week. That was the first imte that I've
ever been impressed with our new President. He has some good speech writers and coaches.
Afterward we returned and Bob gave me the tour of his extensive and high tech home
micro brewery. I was very impressed and joyed both of the beers he had ready. After
not really drink much in the last two weeks, 8 beers were enough to send
me to bed early, just after midnight.