August 23, 2022
Monday, August 8: Playing around with my phone camera. I think this was the “stage light mono” setting in portrait mode. Not sure why I have one sleepy eye. Maybe it’s always that way.
Tuesday, August 9: The thimbleberries are starting to ripen. I’ve never picked these in any quantity. They don’t seem to grow in patches the way huckleberries do around here.
Wednesday, August 10: I know it looks like the sun here, but it’s the moon, full and so beautiful I pulled over to snap its picture on my drive to the studio to drop off some things and pick up some other things I needed for the trip I was packing for this day.
Thursday, August 11: Flew to Detroit via Salt Lake City. So few people wearing masks. I did see one guy wearing an elastomeric respirator and wanted to be his friend. At least I had nice views from my window seat to distract myself from all the potential COVID in the airplane.
Friday, August 12: My craft conference didn’t start until later in the day, so I visited some favorite spots in metro Detroit, including this shoe store which pretty much always has too much stock for the space. I can relate.
Saturday, August 13: During lunch break, went to an African restaurant with an old friend I’d met up with at the conference and two of their friends. The food was so good. I was happy to see they were still in business. I miss the variety of restaurants in southeast Michigan.
Sunday, August 14: Today’s lunch break took the same group of us as yesterday to Mexicantown.
Monday August 15: (Yes, this means 8 days for this week’s entry. I wanted my whole trip to be together.) I checked out of the hotel, had my favorite Detroit-style pizza for lunch, took a COVID test to make sure I could fly in good conscience (I’d tested before the conference for the same reason), returned the rental car, and flew home via Minneapolis. I got to the airport in Detroit with enough time to take the light and sound tunnel over to the B & C gates, even though my plane was leaving from A concourse. I just like the tunnel. There’s a button now so people can turn the lights and sounds off. I didn’t try it.
On this date in 2016 to 2021: No entries
2015: Solo Road Trip
2007 to 2014: No entries
2006: Training Day 4
2005: Less Obese Than Last Week
2004: JournalCon DC—Part 1
2003: No entry
2002: Tired, but Not Mean