Many years ago I started looking at maps to find interesting places to go. Kalamazoo was one of the first to catch my eye – yes, because its name amuses me. The bus does go there as part of the Detroit-Chicago milk run, but it's much easier to get a good seat from the major terminals, so I went to Chicago instead.
It was a nice surprise to arrive in a small town and find familiar faces.
Businesses generally seemed to be doing well, with only a few empty storefronts in the main pedestrian area.
The town didn't have a lot of modern architecture, but it had its moments.
It's hard not to appreciate a town with a sense of humour.