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!