Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mom Go Blue!

Julie and I went up to Royal Oak, Michigan to celebrate her mom's 80th birthday and to catch a Michigan football game.  The trip was a lot of fun and everything went splendidly.

Friday was Joan's birthday so we went out for a nice dinner with one of her best friends, Mary Ellen (left) and her significant other Al.
Joan is doing great for 80.  She's still driving everywhere and zips around with an energy level that would be admired in most 50 year olds. The only downside is that she appears to be shrinking, or Julie is growing and I hadn't noticed that.
21 years of marriage and still in love.
Saturday brought the Michigan - Michigan State football game.  As always, we joined Julie's cousin Kathleen and her husband Bill.  It threatened to rain all day, but never leaked a drop.  Below you can see the spread Kathleen prepared.  As best I can tell, it could have supported a large number of the 113,000 fans in attendance.
Michigan manages to pack the fans in every game, but the place was rocking for a big rivalry game with no obvious favorite.
We have seen some unbelievably exciting games over the years.  This one wasn't pretty, but it was an adrenaline rush.  Michigan marched down the field and kicked a field goal with 5 seconds left to win by 2.  I don't think they would normally rush the field after beating a 5-2 unranked opponent, but it turns out that this was Michigan's 900th football victory.
On Sunday we went out to a great little restaurant with Julie's Uncle Tom and Aunt Marie.  Although we have a lot of great restaurants in Park City, I would love to see one of these open near us.  They have both savory and sweet crepes and they are to die for!
We left Michigan on Monday. It was sunny and 70+ degrees.  The weather for the next three days was supposed to be in the mid-70s.  Back in Park City, here is what we have.  It is nice to think about skiing, but I could use some Indian Summer.

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