Destination: Ann Arbor, MichiganOh, what a very, very long day driving. Let me just say right off the bat that we did not make it to our destination of Ann Arbor. Close, but no cigar. We called it quits in a town named Jackson just 30 minutes shy of Ann Arbor, but at 11:30 p.m. with Alyssa at the wheel, I simply said, “I am so tired I could cry.” She said, “Ok, lets stop.” And that was that.
Another quiet day on the road – acres and acres of cornfields spread out across flatlands and rolling hills. Corn so tall you really can get lost in those fields. Our hometown manmade corn mazes in the fall for Halloween entertainment truly do not do them justice! Sitting atop the sentry of corn is a sea of wispy golden tassels. Quite beautiful.
Our day’s highlight was stopping in Des Monies and finding a Starbucks inside a Barnes and Nobles. This was the place we stopped for Alyssa to have a Skype interview with a woman from Little Nell’s Human Resources. Yep, Alyssa got a winter job working for Aspen Mountain in the Sundeck Restaurant! Happy Dance time!So why are we driving to Vermont? Alyssa has an internship starting Saturday at Green Mountain Farm to School. This internship lasts until the middle of November. At which time she will reload her car with all of her belongings and then drive to Aspen, Colorado. She got a job as a cook, so for the winter she will be cooking and boarding – not too bad. Happy dance time indeed. I just try not to think about how long it will be until I see her again. Working a ski resort means she will not be home for the holidays.