Michigan was playing the University of Utah in football the fall of KC's 1st semester of law school. As we were walking into our new apartment we passed a fellow 1L in the hallway. KC relayed to me that he had said something to this student, Steve (a Michigan grad), about the imminent standoff. The story concluded with, "I don't think he was interested in talking to me."
I had to laugh as I sat in Steve's apartment in Michigan this past week hearing Kase and him breakdown the upcoming season and then plan out a future trip to see the two school's battle out another game.
I can't recall how they got past the first conversation. I guess guys just do. But, whatever happened, I am glad it did. I love these boys. I feel we've got a 2 guys and girl and pizza shop thing going on, without the pizza shop. Though we did eat some delicious pizza (and bread nuggs). That can count.
|Kase, Me, and Steve|
Whale watching in Boston, Sept. 2009
|Steve, Adanna, Me, and Kase|
WNEC Law School Graduation, May 2011
Pictures are better than words. So I am just go that route. Plus, most of the stories that occurred were under the idiom "you had to be there."
|View from the end of Old Mission Peninsula|
|Me and Adanna at Old Mission State Park|
|Chateau on Old Mission Peninsula|
|Levi Britton performing in Traverse City|
|Bay @ Lake Michigan|
|Sophie, Steve, and Kase (L to R)|
|River into Michigan Lake|
|Commuter River into downtown Traverse City|
|Dinner and dessert at Red Ginger|
(Where Adanna works. Amazing food.)
|Trigger Boxing Gym|
Home to Adanna's family's business.
Adanna was Ntl. Boxing Champ for her weight class at 16 yrs. old.
|Mohammed Ali signed boxing glove.|
|Nerdy picture of me boxing Steve.|
(Yes, I am in a dress. Haha.)
|It was rainy, so while KC and Steve hung out at the apartment|
I went for a 9 mile run along a trail near Steve's apartment.
|Smaller lake along the running path|
|The path eventually took me out to the Bay @ Lake Michigan|
I took advantage of this peaceful rain and sat in silence there for 15-20 min.
|Kase and I|
|Lake Michigan Overlook @ Sleeping Bear Dunes|
This doesn't do it justice. Believe me.
|Kase and I|
|Steve blocking the wind for me.|
|And the jumping photos start...|
|The decent...with more jumping...|
|...and some from Steve...|
|But, most from Kase.|
|At the bottom of the dunes.|
|Kase goofing around.|
|Kase and I|
|Throwing in a duck face...|
|Steve, Kase, and I|
|Steve and I swimming.|
|Then we had to climb back up...|
It took us 17 minutes. (Kase took 34 min.)
1 step forward, 8 inches sliding back, repeat...
My calves were on FIRE by the time we reached the top.
|Cute fishing town in Leland, MI|
|We browsed the docks.|
|And saw this really cool old steamer...|
|I ran a 5k Trail Run|
Then went and laid at the beach with Adanna for a couple hours.
|Meanwhile...the boys went golfing.|
Between all these events we ate, ate, and ate more. Then sat around chatted, watched Newsroom and Breaking Bad, and got lots of sleep.
It was a super relaxing, fun time. I loved Michigan. Can't wait to go back. Thank you, again, Steve and Adanna for inviting us! Love you both!