Saturday, October 29, 2011

Purdue and Fritz

My bum knee is keeping me on the sidelines for this game...or rather, by Snider's cozy fireside.

Dick met Todd and Fritz at the Meijer parking lot, and they drove on in to our AAA parking. Fritz wanted to see the band march in, so Todd took him all around the outside of the stadium. They saw the band march down the street, and had a chance to see the drumline up close and personal. Then the two of them entered the main gate - Gate 1 - and watched the band enter the field through the tunnel. What a lucky little boy! What a super birthday treat!

Toussaint Spearheads U-M to Homecoming Victory over Purdue

Oct. 29, 2011

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #17 Michigan 36, Purdue 14
Records: U-M (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten), Purdue (4-4, 2-2 Big Ten)
Attendance: 112,115
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Nov. 5 -- at Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa), 11 a.m. CDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior/sophomore running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty) and the University of Michigan football team (No. 17 AP/No. 17 Coaches) entertained the Homecoming crowd with a 36-14 rout over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 29) at Michigan Stadium. Toussaint set career highs for carries (20) and rushing yards (170) and matched his career high with two touchdown runs. It is the second time in Toussaint's career he has eclipsed the 100-yard threshold.

As the game went on, there was some rainfall. In the fourth quarter, with the game definitely well in hand, they were a little damp and decided to leave a bit early. Dick never leaves early, but he was thinking of my cousin the Kindergartner. They all enjoyed a great game, and it was a super experience for Fritz.

I enjoyed my time at Snider's resting my knee and watching the game in comfort and warmth.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shore Signs

Our tourists who go to the beach are well-educated if they read all of the signs. These colorful signs are interesting to read, and fun to look at.

There are many signs by our rivers, lakes and Bays. These three are at the State Park Beach on East Grand Traverse Bay:

This one is not educational, unless you want a snack at the Clinch Park Beach. I stuck it in here because I just really like the sign.

There are also informational signs about the watershed along the TART by the Bay. The Traverse area is doing a good job trying to maintain the health of our many waterways.
Dick and I support The Watershed Center every chance we get. I think we must have paid for at least one of these signs by now!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Meet and Greet

How embarrassing! After reminding everyone that this month's Meet and Greet was on a Thursday instead of Wednesday, we forgot about it our very own selves!

Our excuse is that we had a very busy day, beginning with a Doctor's appointment for Dick and followed by errands, and lunch, and getting home kind of late in the afternoon.

At six o'clock I got a text from Suzie - "Are you guys all right?" Duh! Then we remembered! We got there before 6:30, but we were in for a lot of kidding. Anyway, we had a good time, good pizza, got some good information about the iPhone (talking to google), and were glad we came.

Some posts for the evening:

[Caches Found] 5116
Attended Attended

Another fun meet and eat. Glad that we made it this month and we weren't the last ones to arrive. Next month's event sounds interesting, hope we can be there. btw, thanks to BWB for the 2 reminders that this event had been moved to Thursday.

[Caches Found] 3101 · [Challenges Completed] 2
Attended Attended

Thanks to the Dino's for the last minute reminder. Can we use age as an excuse? Message came in at 6, we made it by 6 1/2. Thanks for the reminder and thanks for the event. Now to figure out what a flash mob is.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Colors

The colors seem more intense this year, and longer lasting too. We have taken color tours in Leelanau County, and out on the peninsula - but River Road seems the most beautiful to us.

Here's a tree in our own backyard!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Little Brown Jug

Gee, we had fun - Tim and Suzie went with us, and it was a perfect day for football.


Smith Earns Rare Feat, U-M Blanks Minnesota to Retain Little Brown Jug

Oct. 1, 2011

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: #19 Michigan 58, Minnesota 0
Records: U-M (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten), Minnesota (1-4, 0-1 Big Ten)
Attendance: 111,106
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 8 -- at Northwestern (Evanston, Ill.), 6 p.m. CDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior running back Vincent Smith (Pahokee, Fla./Pahokee) had touchdowns rushing, passing and receiving in his team's first four drives as the University of Michigan football team (No. 19 AP/No. 19 USA Today Coaches) rolled past Minnesota, 58-0, on Saturday (Oct. 1) before a Michigan Stadium crowd of 111,106.

Afterwards we all went to Joe's Crab Shack, which we all love.

Then home to watch MSU amaze us against OSU - wish we could do that!