Van Call- 8:30 AM
Michigan Theatre- Ann Arbor, MI
After gorging ourselves last night, the group took a vote to forgo a meal break in order to sleep in an extra hour before hitting the road to Michigan. That sleep was much appreciated this morning, and we all piled in the van and headed to Ann Arbor.
We arrived to my favorite venue as of yet, the Michigan Theatre, and I must say that Michigan may even be on its way to becoming my favorite state. I was geeking out in the backseat at how beautiful the UMich campus is, and was for the first time hit with some serious post-grad blues.
The theatre was absolutely stunning- a super large house with a balcony and all the works, the red velvet curtains, fancy chandeliers, gold detailing, a magnificent double staircase, and most importantly buckets upon buckets of fresh popcorn at the concession stand in the lobby. The crew was super helpful as well, and loading in and out was a breeze!
The Kornfelds were kind enough to treat me to dinner at Zingerman’s Roadhouse after the show, where we had some incredibly delicious BBQ and local brews. It was so nice to catch up, and I was again so grateful for the love (and good eats!) I’ve been blessed with so far on this journey.
Tonight we checked out downtown Ann Arbor, where we took over the pool table and cried a little over the Cowboys’ big win (well, Nick, Kyle, and Mike at least). Our next two days are travel days followed by a day off- so everyone is excited to have a “weekend” of sorts and some fun! (starting with samurai sword chopping all the flies that have found their way into the fun of Carlyn’s and my hotel room…)
*Kid Quote of the Day- “Oh George, you really came all this way to enter Chef in the contest?” (Child screams NO!) “You really are a great friend!” (Child screams again, NOOOOO!)
*Blooper of the Day- The catastrophe of the missing bubble wrap. Improv at its finest!