2021 – The Year of Flâneur?

Posted by Pat on June 30, 2021 in Travel |

Yooper Blooper: June 16 “Why would anyone build the most spectacular bridge in the world at the top of Michigan instead of at Detroit where everyone could see it?” —letter from an irate “troll” taxpayer to the Governor of Lower Michigan, 1980— The taxpaying troll’s question reminds me of the man who lived close to […]

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2021 – The Year of Flâneur?

Posted by Pat on June 29, 2021 in Travel |

Yooperland: June 13-15 “The best thing that could happen to the U.P. would be for someone to bomb the bridge.”—John Voelker, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and the author of Anatomy of a Murder and Yooper resident— Well, I have to say blowing Da Bridge might be a little extreme. Permit me to say the Upper Peninsula […]

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2021 – The Year of Flâneur?

Posted by Pat on June 14, 2021 in Travel |

Wisconsin: June 8-10 Flâneur is a wonderfully descriptive French noun referring to a “stroller, loafer, a lounger,” or as the Italians describe it, enjoying a “passeggiata.” In any language, it describes the passionate wandering traveler. In this, the aftermath of a disastrous Covid 2020, my heart is true but can it be a reality? Can’t go […]

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