JessPDX

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Ann Arbor tips?

Anyone know what the best coffee shops on Ann Arbor are? For sitting and writing? Anything else I should do? Thanks!!

I am going to Ann Arbor in about 10 minutes for a few days to see my cousin Michael (Peter's son) and his wife and twins, and also my friend Adrianne and Carla (formerly of Missoula) and their son Noah and new baby girl, then back to Bay City for one night, where there better be a new baby by then. She's still not here.

Anyway, here are some more of my favorite pictures from Bay City (some taken by me, some by Jonah). Hard to go wrong with such cute kids.









7 Comments:

  • At July 9, 2007 at 6:27 PM, Blogger Sue said…

    Again, you HAVE to go to Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor -- www.zingermans.com; address is 422 Detroit Street, phone 734-663-DELI. (I bet they'll know where the best coffee shops are, and with wi-fi, too). With U of M right there, they've got to have some great places ...

    Love the photos -- it's a wonderful vicarious journey we get to take with you. Thanks!

    For you, Jess: "If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking." -- Buddhist Proverb

    (Or, in your case, driving ...!)

     
  • At July 9, 2007 at 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hear the good coffee/tea and decent outdoor seating(too hot right now, though) is the joint on Maynard, through Nichols, or Nickels, Arcade from State St. across from the UM main campus...right in there too are the triumvirate of bookstores: Shaman Drum (dumb name, but great store) Dawn Treader (ditto, for used) and the original Borders, for what it's worth.

    Zingerman's is big fun: but pricey!!!

    Dogcatcher

     
  • At July 9, 2007 at 6:49 PM, Blogger Sue said…

    ps: Don't you love how Michiganders (is that right?!) show the state with two hands -- one straight up for the lower peninsula, the other sideways across the top for the U.P. (upper peninsula) -- and people will say things like, "I went to the tip of the mitt this weekend" (meaning, as if the the tip of the middle finger that's on the bottom were a map, showing where they went?) It took us forever to figure that one out -- and we still think it's very funny.

    Yes, Zingerman's is pricy, but worth the trip! You can just graze your way around at the samples (like I'll admit I do when I go to Elephant's Deli in PDX). My husband's best friend, Mike, is Jewish, and if he even gets as close as Chicago, he goes to Ann Arbor so he can go to Zingerman's. (I keep telling him they have mail order...but Mike says it's not the same as being there.)

    Safe travels....

     
  • At July 9, 2007 at 7:05 PM, Blogger Jerri said…

    More great images, Jess. Always love to see the pics.

    More stories would be good, too. When you have time, of course.

     
  • At July 10, 2007 at 3:47 PM, Blogger Jubal said…

    ooh, I forgot about Zingerman's. Could you pick us up a loaf of cheese bread and a loaf of sourbread, or any other good loafs you think we might like. Looking forward to your return!

     
  • At July 10, 2007 at 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great to penpal a bit with you today, Jess. There sure ain't nothing like hanging with cool kids. I had a lesson with my youngest guitar student today, Marina, and one with my eldest, Carleigh, who just got her license and is perpetually late to (or missing from) her lessons. Hurrah for safe driving! Fingers crossed that you get to meet the new baby... xo, Devon

     
  • At July 12, 2007 at 3:54 PM, Blogger Jenny Rough said…

    I love all the pictures on your blog. They're great.

     

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