Summer time in Michigan is great but its not without its challenges. For instance, those that are heading up north on the I-75 on a Friday have to deal with hellacious traffic, and once you get here, we got some bugs. The mosquitos you know about but the deer flies are the kamikaze pilots of the entomological universe. You won't get to them unless you venture into the woods, but once there you better have your armor on. I made the mistake of mountain biking last week in the daylight through the woods and despite taking defensive measures, was swarmed. If you can imagine an older and fat Tom Skerrit in Top Gun, explaining to Maverick how his dad died, "There were bogies like [deer]flies all over the sky". Some of them would have been flagged for targeting, too. One of their 3-tech's nearly knocked me off my bike with a temple shot. I was woozy, but kept peddling.
So tonight's questions are this:
1. What's your summer been like, and have you or are you planning on any kind of trips, camping, cottage time, whatever, this summer?
2. What's on your BBQ and/or what will be in your glass this evening?
Have a great weekend. Summer is half-way over, but at least football draws near.
(p.s. ST3, you are tasked with making sure no Cal recruits read about the bugs. Don't ask me how, just handle it.)