Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boat #216, Ann Arbor

Today's boat isn't a stamp, as you can see. But as a postcard it still fits very much into the postal tradition. Besides, stamps with an Ann Arbor theme aren't so easy to come by. I have yet to see a boat of this size floating around in Argo pond, but perhaps a hundred years ago they were as common as the kayaks and canoes are today. I think it'd be great if you could rent a steamboat from the Argo Livery.
Anyhow, it's a great weekend to be in Ann Arbor. Today, Saturday, is the Homegrown Festival in the Kerrytown Farmer's Market—great local food and good, free, live music into the late evening hours. Tomorrow, also in Kerrytown, is the Kerrytown Book Festival. Stop by the festival at 3pm to hear local bookstore owner Nicola Rooney (Nicola's Books) interview Caldecott award winner David Small. Perhaps even more exciting, stop by Nicola's tent at 1:00pm and get your copy of A Sick Day for Amos McGee signed by the author, Philip Stead, and the illustrator, Philip's lovely wife Erin. Philip is quoted as saying, "This will likely be my most poignant signing to date, as I've been feeling under the weather for the last two weeks."

1 comment:

  1. Hey Phil!

    Congrats from Ann Arbor to you and your wife on the book!!

    GO BLUE!!
    ~Erika Flannery