After the gardens, we headed on back to check in with Ethan at Freightliner. “A few more hours” he told us, as they are replacing the belt tensioner as well (in addition to the water pump) and the mounting bolts are giving them some problem in coming out due to the fact that this is a “northern” coach and there’s quite a bit of rust on the mounting hardware.
So ……. we headed on over to one of Kathy’s favorite places – the zoo. The Detroit Zoo is where we had our first chaperoned date (her folks were the chaperons) back in 1971. It allowed us to get to know one another a little. She still likes checking out the zoo whenever we’re in a new town for more than a day or so.
It was a beautiful sunny & breezy, 70+ degree day. We walked and saw as much as we could, although not hitting the entire zoo. Kathy’s favorite part was watching all the little kids feeding romaine lettuce to the giraffe.
My favorite part was the frozen lemonade on our way to the parking lot.
So off we went (about 3pm) to Barnes & Noble so I could some free wifi for a bit to upload these pictures. Then back to Freightliner by 4pm to check on the coach repair progress.