- 1420 E. Stadium Blvd.
- Ann Arbor, MI 48104
- (734) 997-9405
What’s my favorite thing about going to Ann Arbor? It’s not Zingerman’s. It’s not Blimpie Burger. It’s the Circle K. I made my to Ann Arbor through a snowstorm for work. I left pretty early because I didn’t know just how bad the roads would be. When I got to town, I made a quick stop at Zingerman’s Next Door to pick up some caramel’s for J. I still had about a half hour before my call time when I got to Crisler Arena and I remembered that there was a Circle K about half a mile down the road, so I headed out back on to the unplowed streets of Ann Arbor.
The Circle K is on Stadium Boulevard not too far from The Big House and Crisler Arena. It’s not the newest gas station in town, but they had what I needed. A Polar Pop. I’ve blogged a few times in the past about the Polar Pop, but I’ll remind you again, it’s more nostalgia than anything. Yes. It’s just a Pepsi out of a fountain in a styrofoam cup, but, unlike other gas stations, they charge less than a buck. Actually, they only charge $.63.
I lived on these things when I worked in Peoria. It didn’t matter where I was in the city, there was a Circle K somewhere close. It took me a lot longer to go a half mile than I thought then I had a hard time getting ot of the parking lot. The station is on a corner and I needed to cross traffic. Even with four wheel drive, I wasn’t interested in doing that so I tried to go around the block. It seems like “going around the block” never works for me in Ann Arbor. Oh well, I eventually turned around and made it back to Crisler with time to spare. I had my Polar Pop so no matter how bad my day had been so far or how bad the drive back to Lansing was going to be, it was already a good day.