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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
July 17 - Food and Family in Royal Oak
I woke up refreshed and ready to start my very busy day! We got the rental car, and Wendy let me help her drive! Well, I know I wasn’t really driving, but it was a kick to be on the stick and make ‘vroom ‘vroom noises and pretend I was AJ Foyt! You know, that KIA sock monkey is not the only sock monkey who gets to drive! And – not just because I’m in Detroit – I drive American! I was happy to be in Chrysler PT Cruiser again - just like the good old days!
Fortunately for me, Wendy drove to Leo’s for breakfast. Even though I’m truly stuffed all of the time, I was pretty hungry. Their menu is huge, and I had a hard time choosing my breakfast. I was looking at the menu when Ken said, “Hey, Ernie – The salad on the menu looks like you!” By golly, he was right! That salad is darn adorable!
I was overwhelmed with joy to see my boy – Jesse! It has been years since we have played together. He had a big show with his band in the evening, so we didn’t have much time to play. Jesse took me to one of his favorite Royal Oak eateries – Beyond Juice, where you can – get this! – “get a meal in a cup!” No kidding! They serve smoothies that have just about anything healthy – or not – in them! Jesse let me taste his favorite one – with coffee AND bananas and a whole lot of other stuff in it. Other than it giving me an ice cream headache, it was delicious! I like Jesse because he likes to share. And he’s a really great player.
Frannie’s husband (yes! That little girl is old enough to have a husband!) came to meet us at Beyond Juice. He brought a lovely woman with him – his sister-in-law Jen. We took a picture all together. Jen is the very smiley lady on the left. She lives in Wyoming, and she was visiting Detroit to see family. You know, Jen doesn’t have a blog about her travels, so I thought she absolutely needed to be in mine!
Sunday was a very full day, so I opted to not stay up late and see Jesse play in the Concert of Colors show. Even sock monkeys need to get their beauty sleep!
Posted by Wendy, Sock Monkey Maker at 5:36 AM