The last few days in Michigan were great! Well, except for the heat and humidity combination. We helped out with an event in Ortonville and it was above 90 degrees with lots of humidity! I was dripping with sweat just standing in the sun. Others weren't, so I'm thinking I haven't totally adjusted to the climate! The event was called "Septemberfest" and it was in downtown Ortonville, which is very small. The dog rescue had a booth set up and they were selling jewelry, pillows, stickers, candles, and other things that people could buy and support the rescue. They even had some of the puppies at the event.
W: This was a really special night for me - well, a really special visit overall. I was one of the founders of this group (Canine Companions Rescue Center) in 2004 (in the photo below are several of the other original members) and spending time with the people who have helped build it over the past 13 years, as well as newer volunteers I hadn't personally met before, was a real treat. I was amazed at the people we have brought together to do this good thing - at how much they genuinely like each other and take care of each other while helping the dogs.
By the way, we spent more in tolls going across New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine than we did in gas for the day. Welcome to New England, that'll be $100!
W: While Joel appreciates a great number of things about being in New England, I'm pretty much all about the food and our friends. It is always my goal here to eat lobster every day. On day one, we went to Libby's market and got lobster rolls (along with the local potato chip and a whoopie pie - the Mainiacs here will understand). My taste buds are in heaven!
Now, everything above was done after a few margaritas, so imagine that. Although, maybe it was just me... it always hits me harder than others.