North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, January 24, 2011

Welcome 2 Detroit

Over the coming weeks Andy and I will become used to spending many hours together on the road. Andy actually jokes that we spend more February nights together in hotel rooms than he spends with his wife Vickie. This is especially true since Vickie is about to embark on a month long trip to India as part of her medical school rotation.

The drive from Chicago to Detroit (Soutfield, Michigan, to be more precise) was uneventful. After traversing the foggy skyway in Gary, Indiana, we quickly made it to Michigan. Stop one of our day was in Mason, Michigan, where we visited with NSC alum Alexander W. Heldman. We had a great time visiting with him and wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to get to the Detroit area. We made an evening visit to see camper Henry Mendel and his parents. Thanks to the Mendels for being great hosts!

Being on the road and visiting the cities multiple times we find "keeper restaurants" and last year The Redcoat Tavern was recommended to us. Well, this is one of our favorites and if you're ever in the Detroit area and looking for a good burger, this one gets two thumbs up. The Redcoat was our first legit meal of the trip and it did not disappoint. Tomorrow we'll visit another one of our favorites, Zingerman's Deli, though as we learned last year Zingerman's Roadhouse isn't Zingerman's Deli (thank you Mike Swiryn). We'll spend the day in Ann Arbor, occupying a room in the Union at the University of Michigan from 10am -3pm, looking for great counselors.