Part 2 of the Ipe road trip to Michigan and Pittsburgh (Friday)

We work up in Michigan Friday morning, and it was hard to not notice the blinding white light bleeding out from between the window curtains. Color me surprised to see snow everywhere. Snow? Wait, it snowed? That wasn’t in the forecast for the week. We didn’t bring any clothes or boots for snow. Argh!

What can you do at that point? Not much except roll with it. The kids and I grabbed breakfast downstairs, and then we had a few hours in the morning dedicated to unstructured free time. My wife slept in, the kids took showers and played on the Nintendo, and went downstairs in the hotel gym. They had the fanciest LifeFitness treadmills and Peloton stationary bicycles I’ve ever seen. I stuck to the treadmill, followed virtual courses in New Zealand and northern California, and ran 6 miles. A personal best!

We got out the door after 1 PM or so, drove down to Troy, and met our friend Paul for lunch at a Nif Naf Grill restaurant for Mediterranean lunch. The Ipes went to the Somerset Collection mall to waste some time and get Joshua a better-fitting coat from Abercrombie & Fitch.

In the evening, we drove up to Orion Twp to Paul’s house to meet other folks for a low-key dinner and conversation.

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