Ann Arbor, Michigan

MAA

從未踏上之地是我血脈的眷戀,是純淨的嚮往,也是故事的第一章,更是我錯過的故鄉。

My parents planted the seed that I based my life on from this little place, and later on we get to blossom like flowers. It’s very strange yet thrilled to walk on the streets of the town you’ve been hearing for your whole life. Can you imagine how your parents looked like when they were young like you are? Guess you even sometimes forget that they have a first name as well?

Pillows

很可愛的小鎮,才短短一天,我已經愛上這裡。在德州待了將近六年,已經習慣豪邁、「Everything is bigger in Texas」的風格,但這裡的每樣東西都很精緻,都講究與自然和諧的有機產品。他們有自己的都市計畫,不喜歡企業集團的豐功偉業,也不喜歡大量且統一的壟斷,他們在乎的是小店裡面的特色、小店有多美多溫馨。

Ann Arbor Waffle

麵包店裡的師傅,後面掛滿了各式各樣的麵包。他問別我從哪裡來?我說從Texas來,但又好想說,我跟其他旅客不太一樣,我的父母三十年前在這邊住了四年多,而且他們好喜歡這裡。我問他可不可以拍照,他說:「你要我入鏡嗎?」隨即已經對著鏡頭擺好姿勢。

Ann Arbor Bakery.jpg

繞過老爸的母校,以前在他的衣櫃裡總可以翻出幾件大大的「M」的黃藍色上衣。

UM Bus

這裡是櫻桃的故鄉。連特產都這麼甜,滿目琳瑯都是櫻桃自製成的蜂蜜、巧克力、果醬。

Cherry Republic.jpg

牆上放了至少一百種不同的茶,還有特別大的馬卡龍。這兒的下午茶店和咖啡館都有自己的名字,甚至自己的茶,沒有被連鎖店面霸佔,更好的是,不像大城市裡,在這兒總是還找得到位子坐。

Afternoon Tea

下午茶就該悠悠哉哉,吃完一家再吃一家!

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I don’t know how to like here more! (June 18-20)

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