Day 21: The End (Part 2)
After returning from four days on the road with my dad, I can safely compare the Ann Arbor Summer Festival to a 21-day road trip. On my road trip I visited different attractions, ate in new restaurants, sprung up conversation with interesting folks along the way and had to be flexible when the weather went sour. Each and everyone one of these road trip characteristics I found to be part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival as well. Looking back:
1) Visiting different attractions: I got to experience Amococo, the awe-inspiring Luminarium, the rock wall in Ingalls Mall and the Tom Tom Crew circus performance to name a few.
2) Eating in new restaurants: Frita Batidos and Sweetwaters were new additions to my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants list. Frita Batidos managed to get me hooked with their “Best Snack Ever,” which I would top off with Sweetwaters frozen lemonade.
3) Meeting people: To say I met interesting people along the way does not cut it. One retreat instructor I met had waited on Joni Mitchell at the Ann Arbor favorite, The Gandy Dancer. Furthermore, the Amococo experts had traveled all over the world with the exhibit, bringing with them unbelievable stories to share with Hermés and I (Listen to the Amococo recording with Jayne for more stories).
4) Weather flexibility was always key and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival knew just how to do it. When a massive storm came in a canceled the final performance of Strange Fruit, the festival created an impromptu concert tent, where Thornetta Davis rocked the summer festival.
I hope all of you enjoyed our 21-day road trip as much as Hermés and I did and thank you for following our blog. See you next summer!