Observation: Today was a short ride because of the area I chose, two flat tires, basic adult responsibilities and just one of those mornings without a lot of energy. But in that short timeframe, I stumbled upon two fun, unique finds. The first was the discovery of about 10-12 different houses with ice cream trucks in their yards. They weren’t all next door to each other where you think they might all belong to one person, but instead, they spread out over a few blocks. Is that a thing I never knew about, that ice cream drivers live and cluster together? The second surprise was in the middle of a giant parking lot where I found not one, not two, but three floats. No, not pool or ice cream floats, but those giant floats that actually appear every year in the America’s Thanksgiving Parade. I know the building that houses all these floats was in the area, but why these three were stranded off all by themselves is a complete mystery to me. That being said, it was great to able to explore these grand, and fairly new floats up close. It was fun to see all the details that go into them, but also the geek in me loved to see how they operated under the hood…building…grass…and in one of them, under the QLine.
Note: Substitute pic from a previous ride for the featured pic
Distance: 19.27 miles
D-Fact: The Hummer – basically Bacardi, Kahlua, Ice cream, ice cubes, blended – was actually invented at Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club on the east side in 1968