Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dundee Has Been Done!

Rain is predicted for Saturday's Homecoming game against Indiana. My rain jacket is hanging on the back of a chair in the dining room in T.C. We have emergency ponchos, but they don't breathe, and so they stick to your skin over time - really only good for emergencies, as the name implies. One of our missions today was to find some good rain protection for me. Dick had the good sense to bring his rain jacket!

Our first stop was on campus to pick up our packet for Dick's 50th Anniversary Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday. (Class of '59) We each have a lanyard with our nametags, a Univ. of Mich. tote bag and a packet of information about the reunion.

Target was next - we bought a good quality poncho so I would be covered (literally) in the rain even if we couldn't find a jacket.

We geocached our way south in the general direction of Cabela's in Dundee. If anybody would have a jacket, they certainly would!

We passed through Milan, and stopped to take a picture of Grandma Kanitz's house. It looks well-maintained and nicely landscaped.

Dick found a series of caches called "Where's Bob?" which took us down great country roads past lovely farms. It was a fun series - it used a variety of container types.

It was after noon by the time we got to Dundee, so we had lunch first at Applebee's. Then off to the wonder of Cabela's. As I pushed my cart around a corner, I saw a sign saying "30% off all rainwear in stock". Oh yeah, we came to the right place! I found the perfect jacket.

Well, OK, it is lime green, but it fits, it has huge pockets and a great hood - I'm very happy!

Cabela's has impressive displays of animals in their natural habitats. It's interesting and fun to see them. Dick photographed everything! The fish photos didn't turn out so well.