Since we are east coasters and we recognize that it might be a while before we make it back to the Midwest after graduation, Sara and I are trying to capitalize on our experience by exploring as many cities nearby as we possibly can. Though we are Wolverines (University of Michigan mascot) we made it over yesterday to East Lansing: Michigan State territory, to see what exactly was going on over there, west of Ann Arbor.
Also, we were visiting with my friend Robert. He is Chelsea, NYC-born, but relocated to Iowa for college. It might sound shocking, but in truth his height does allow him to fit in better with the hearty corn-fed population than most of our shorter and more stereotypical New York City looking friends might (i.e. always in black and looking like they have never seen sunlight, existing only in the shadows of towering skyscrapers and the barely lit subways).
Robert was in Lansing for a Midwestern LBGT convention, but he took a break to see some East Lansing sights with Sara and me. In the end, I have to say that it was cooler than I’d expected given all the sports-ridden trash talk I’d been spoon fed by my friends in Ann Arbor. Their art museum was especially great, and their campus was a winter wonderland.