Thursday, June 12, 2003
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Sausage City, Here We Come!

I am thoroughly excited about our little weekend trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan...not only will I get to escape daily routine for a short time, but we'll get to see two good friends - Lori and Ed - who currently live north of the border. Why Frankenmuth? Not sure...except that it's about halfway between Chicago and Toronto, and it's supposed to be a great little day trip.

Detroit was a definite "no", so it was either Frankenmuth or Battle Creek and the Kellogg's Cereal City Museum.

Have you ever read some of the historical accounts of Will Keith Kellogg? Interesting guy, to say the least...and I don't mean that in a good way. While he gave us the refreshing legacy of cornflakes and high-fiber cereals, he was apparently obsessed with "colonic cleanliness" and the elimination of "self-abuse" as the chief cause of all manner of human misery: yes, that self-abuse, Ke-Mo-Sabe.

Where would you rather visit: a town with pretzel and sausage festivals - or a museum dedicated to someone who believed in daily enemas and celibacy? Huzzah.