Blogging our recent US trip day by day, a month after the event.

12th November – Michigan

RadioRain and heavy windy winds lifted the lake into high choppy waves, but I was too much of a wuss to go out and photograph them. I stayed in the warm cottage listening to the beautiful old radio in the house. Eventually, though, arses were shifted and we visited Manistee with its cold, cold piers and got snotty noses.

Edison cylinder phonograph (rear)There was a warm, dusty, ramshackle museum with weird objects oozing out of the very cracks in the walls. I found some beautiful photographic portraits, and an Edison cylinder phonograph which an ancient curator played for us, voices vaguely discernible beneath the dry crackle of decades. There was a more conventional player which used a wooden needle. It needed sharpening. Oh, and a two-headed calf. No really.

SquashWe enjoyed our first visit to an American supermarket, and I began to photograph products unusual to my eyes. We also had two meals in bars – the second, evening meal due to a power-cut back at Jamie and Barb’s. There I ate a cowboy burger, which turned out no to be made of cowboy.

THERE ARE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF DAY 3 HERE (including the two-headed calf)


About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on December 12, 2015, in #WOMBATSDOAMERICA, America, Michigan, Museum, USA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. There is a two headed calf (albino too) in the museum in Melton Mowbray (I went to college there) – or there was back in 1989 at least! LOL – and yes, that Melton Mowbray as in pork pies in Leicestershire – worth a visit if ever in the neighbourhood, lovely place.


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