I have been coming "home" to Jackson again the past six weeks where I teach classes for Spring Arbor University. It's always nice to return to my home away from home. I went to college in the area between 1969-73 and if jobs were available back then I would have made my home in Jackson. That being said, I sure keep up with whats going on in Jackson. I love food and numerous Jackson restaurants are featured in Michigan newspapers as the top ten in the state.
This includes donuts, steak houses, pizza, wings, barbeque, Mexican cuisine, and a local pub grub place. I try them all! Driving down M-60 is always a nice ride as I stop to purchase local produce. Golf is plentiful, beautiful, and inexpensive in Jackson County. Calderone Farms, Cascades, Hickory Hills, Arbor Hills, and countless others are a real treat. Cell Block 7 Prison Museum is one heck of a neat fieldtrip for all, unfortunately no cameras are allowed since it is on the grounds of the active prison. The lights at night at Spring Arbor University offer peace and spirituality in this chaotic world. What a jewel it is! Oh, I almost forgot another top ten burger place - Schlenker's. Saw the Christmas light show at the fairgrounds 2 years ago for the first time and it was mindblowing. Love you Jackson even after the $10 hotdog I ate at a new place down town. Will continue to enjoy the town this fall even when I am not teaching. Very much worth the drive from Lansing.
Greg Clevenger has taught 16 different classes for his alma mater, Spring Arbor University. He taught public school in Rochester Hills for 39 years.
Posted Otober 9th, 2017