recently i read an article that told us michiganders to come on and just admit that we like saying we’re from metro-detroit b/c it gets a rise from people. the article made me laugh b/c i think how many times after saying where we live, we’ve gotten the response (and you can imagine the facial expression that goes w/ it), “oh. is it really as bad as we hear it is?”
i must admit when we first moved here i thought i had traveled back in time to an era where bruce springsteen’s music was the rage, chunky oak furniture was the decor of choice, and mesh shirts were en vogue. the past five years have made me grow to appreciate this area though and the occasions are less frequent when i double-check the calendar to make sure the year really is 2007 and not 1987.
so, we are kind of proud to say where we live and yes, we must admit, it is fun seeing how people respond. here are a few things we have enjoyed in and about the city and that we submit to nay-sayers as we try to convince them that no, detroit really isn’t as bad as they’ve heard it is…
(why do i start w/ food first?!)
11. superbowl XL
13. belle isle
16. pistons, tigers, red wings, and even the lions
these are just a few of the things we’ve enjoyed in the “D.” more recommendations of things to see and do in the city from you native detroiters are appreciated too. i know the eastern market is top on our “to do” list before fall.
with aunty jenny at the riverwalk
clown at the arab and chaldean festival in hart plaza making a ladybug wrist balloon for stell
playing in the fountains at the riverwalk in some of our recent visits
with joy and lisa at hart plaza