Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ann Arbor - A Close Second

You may have heard that one of our favorite places is Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We can’t get enough of it – the eclectic mix of people, the culture, the landscape, the artistry, the cuisine. You also may have heard that one of our other favorite places is Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A shady ally is bursting with hostas and petunias.

In fact, the two cities are very much alike. How in the world are two cities so far apart on the map even close in relation, you ask? The answer is simple - they both have a similar vibe and energy. 

We love Ann Arbor for all of the same reasons that we love Santa Fe…well sans the mountains.

Varieties of zucchini at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

But then again, Santa Fe doesn’t have Big Ten Football.  Not to mention Ann Arbor is a heck of a lot closer to us than Santa Fe, so we visit often.

In The Big House at University of Michigan last fall.

Yesterday was beautiful in Ann Arbor.  It was a typical warm summer day with a lovely breeze. The sidewalks were packed with people of all ages visiting galleries, shopping the boutiques and eating at outdoor cafes. 

Margarita Pizza at The Jolly Pumpkin for lunch.

There were musicians and artists and a few pups too. The farmers market was in full swing, and there was the usual wrap-around-the-building line of folks waiting to order lunch at Zingerman’s Deli.

Music and the arts are abundant in Ann Arbor.

While Santa Fe may be number one in our hearts, Ann Arbor is a close second – and it’s just up the road.

Meandering through the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.

Fresh herbs for sale in a burlap display.

Have a great week!

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