It’s been a while since I’ve had a meaningful post about Michigan and/or adventure. That was my original intent when creating this blog, and I would like you to know that I will be coming back to it, as I am entering a new season of adventure in my 2014 calendar year.
Last weekend I made a temporary move to Mount Pleasant to attend Central Michigan University and finish up my coursework. This will align me for student teaching in the fall and graduation with my teaching degree in December. I am very excited for this.
Mount Pleasant is no Traverse City, but it is a college town. There are a lot of restaurants and surely some small adventures to be had. I am curious for this winter to fade and spring to rise, so I can see this city come alive.
I have also planned some travels for this summer, which I am most excited to share with you. Flights and accomodations have already been booked for my return to the British Isles with my friend, Sarah, who was housed in the same home with me in 2012. We will again be staying with our host family in England, and will also be spending a few days in Ireland. This trip is scheduled for July 31st - August 21st.
A second trip is in the works, and if it pans out will occur sometime in May. This trip includes a visit to Norfolk, Virginia (to see my cousin, Erin), and my adventure buddy will be my sister, Mindy. It is still early in the planning stages, but I am looking forward to it working out.
I appreciate your interest in my travels, and hope that you enjoy hearing about my myriad adventures.
Last night I had a dream that I was in London. It’s one of my favorite places on earth. In this dream I was riding a bike. I went around the backside of my apartment to meet with a friend for a bike ride around the city. We spoke for a minute, and then began to ride off, my friend leading the way. After a bit, I realized I was falling farther and farther behind, so I called out for him to slow down.
He didn’t hear me.
Eventually he was completely out of sight and I was faced with the question of continuing in the direction I had last seen him going, or returning to my apartment.
Winter is coming. First Legitimate Snowfall of the Season 10/23/13
Some shots from Michigan this summer. What a beautiful state I call home.
Bummer. Mumford and Sons just announced that they’re on an indefinite hiatus for the foreseeable future.
That was quick…
It was quick, and a real bummer. I think the guys certainly deserve a hiatus, and a healthy break from touring. I do hope to see them again. It would be a shame if I couldn’t knock “See Mumford & Sons live” off my bucket list…
Or perhaps I will chance upon (one or all of) them whilst visiting London next year…
You may not know this, but I love music. A lot. More than I love Michigan. More than I love most of my so-called friends. As a matter of fact, in my list of priorities, music falls in at an astounding 4!! Sometimes 3…depending on my mood.
That said, I’d like to share my list of five musicians from Michigan that I think you should know about.Read more
1. Casey Crescenzo
It seems strange that out of all of the huge and amazing acts that graced the farm in Manchester this year, Casey Crescenzo was my favorite. He just had a really intimate set in a tiny little tent with bean-bag chairs on risers. It was Casey and a 12-string (and some Sir Paul floating over from What Stage every now and then).