Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Friday, 12 August 2011

In the Corn Field

 Milan, Michigan

We've been working our way down the East coast of Michigan. Each day is another day and another tennis court.

Today we pulled into a little RV park in the middle of a corn field. They're hosting a blue grass festival with some big names including The Little River Band.

The music is really good. It's all kind of like the "O Brother, Where Art Thou" stuff that George Clooney  and the Cohen brothers did a few years back.

Ulysses Everett McGill: What'd the devil give you for your soul, Tommy?
Tommy Johnson: Well, he taught me to play this here guitar real good.
Delmar O'Donnell: Oh son, for that you sold your everlasting soul?
Tommy Johnson: Well, I wasn't usin' it.

Meanwhile,  "flash mobs" are leaving the pages of science fiction, toppling Middle Eastern dictators, burning London and Paris and wreaking havoc in Philadelphia and other U.S. cities.

We got here late so they parked us here in the corn field with no water or electric. Mrs. Phred is very exited about all this and wants to spend the weekend.

We're between Detroit and Toledo. I'd like to go into Detroit and photographically document the American rust belt...maybe we'll spend a few days here before heading to Ithaca to enjoy the Fall grapes, peaches and apple cider. 

Pete: Wait a minute. Who elected you leader of this outfit?
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well Pete, I figured it should be the one with the capacity for abstract thought. But if that ain't the consensus view, then hell, let's put it to a vote.
Pete: Suits me. I'm voting for yours truly.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well I'm voting for yours truly too.
[Everett and Pete look at Delmar for the deciding vote]
Delmar O'Donnell: Okay... I'm with you fellas.


  1. sounds like you are going to have a good ole time what is the name of the campground and where is it please....sil

  2. Hi SIL,

    The campground is North of Toledo on US 23 near a small town called Milan. Milan is South of Ann Arbor. The exits at Milan, Michigan have a campground sign and the route to the campgrond is well marked and about two miles. There is a KOA 17 miles closer to Detroit in Ypsilanti if you want to do Detroit.

    We drove hard all day today and stopped just short of our intended campground in Watkins Glen, New York which is full because of a race weekend.

  3. thx now we r in the same state.....

  4. thank u....we r now in the same state..