[Reminder] [gathering, x-posted] October Michigan Hellenic Gathering
- Date: Friday, October 5th, 2007
Place: Island Drive Park, Ann Arbor, MI @ the "Classical Revival"
shelter (address: 1450 Island Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI)
Air: Casual, very casual
Due to family issues beyond any mortal control, September's gathering
didn't go as well as August's, but mainly because I ended up being the
only known Hellenist in the park that day. Regardless, the show must go on.
September's gathering date also reminded me that this public park is a
little hard to find, so here is my attempt at giving directions:
1: If you are not local to the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area, find Ann Arbor.
2: According to my Maps, 23 and 94 (Highways) will both get you to W.
Huron. You want to take Huron East to Fuller.
3: Take Fuller North. Fuller will curve back Eastward. Turn Northwest
on Maiden Lane.
4: Maiden Lane will intersect with Island Drive. If you're following
these directions exactly, the sign for Island Park should be on your
right. (The sign will say "Island Park, locals call it "Island Drive
5: When you turn in on Island Drive, the park will be on your right,
apartments on your left. Don't let this fool you, it's very much a
public park. The "Classical Revival" shelter will be visible through
the trees on your right. When you exit your car, you'll need to go over
a small concrete bridge to get to the shelter. Or just walk through the
fork of the river, but then you'll get your feet wet -- your choice.
If you still insist on using MapQuest or a GPS, you MAY need to just
enter in the Island Drive/Maiden Lane intersection. Trust me on this,
the park is, for some reason, not on my room-mate's GPS-data, and
whenever we enter in the nearest address, it wants us to drive through
somebody's living room to get there -- I am *not* joking.