October 9th, 2013

krazy koati

Heart of the country, smell the grass in the meadow

After we'd finished eating and all the kids had run and fallen down and cried we continued on the trail. One of the scenic overlooks has a lovely two-level patio and a bunch of elderly people, possibly the same ones from the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, and a plaque commemorating Pierce Stocking, the lumberjack who worked so hard to build the scenic trail that now guided people around the Sleeping Bear Dunes. (Looking at the many and beautiful trees we had to joke that his heart wasn't really into lumberjacking.) It gives great views of dunes and shore and trees and grasses and people walking along a long trail in the distance that we just didn't have time for.

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We got back to our hotel for our final night there. The stick insect which had been on our door's light for two nights running had moved down to the next door. The cooler was still so cool as to have ice in both bags, one of which was a couple days old at this point. That's quite a cooler.

Trivia: It appears to have been the idea of Manny Gerard, in 1979, to get a license for Space Invaders to be adapted to the Atari Video Computer System, the earliest recorded arcade game licensed for home play. Source: The Ultimate History of Video Games, Steven L Kent.

Currently Reading: Sodom By The Sea: An Affectionate History of Coney Island, Oliver Pilat.

PS: Reading the Comics, October 8, 2013 ... remember the comics?