Monday, October 17, 2016

Motor City Part 1

 Everyone in my family knows that when we buy these....

 ...and these, it means a road trip.

 At 5 am on Saturday morning, The Mister and I took off to visit #2 Son in Detroit. He bought a house there and has been busy doing the fixer upper thing so we thought we would go have a quick look.

 I spent about 12 hours camped out in the backseat with the two dogs who refuse to sit back there by themselves. They don't call them lap dogs for nothing. Notice my knitting bag at my feet. I never got to knit a stitch.

 I developed a love/hate relationship with the GPS because The Mister doesn't trust her and makes me follow along with the map.

The GPS said the trip would take about 8 hours but it didn't calculate all the doggie stops.

We got into town at about 5 that afternoon.

 Son and his Lady Friend were busy cooking us a fabulous meal in the newly renovated kitchen.

Much to our surprise they packed it up and off we went to the local dog park that serves as a beer garden in the warm months. It was packed with locals and their pooches who were enjoying the gorgeous weather. The beer was delicious as was the roasted veggie sandwiches and lentil and chickpea salad.

 After dinner we took a stroll through the neighborhood. Apparently people love to paint on walls in Detroit because the city is full of amazing murals.

 We walked past this spectacular Halloween display on a house nearby.

Look at the size of that spider and there lots of them all over the house and yard.
We only visited a few hours because we have a house full of cats that can only manage on their own for one night so said our goodbyes and drove about an hour towards home to our hotel for the night.
 I'll tell you all about the trip home tomorrow.


  1. Wow! That was a long drive for a short visit. So glad it a good visit tough and what a spooky yard. I would hate to walk up to that unsuspecting in the dark! I do NOT like spiders.

  2. Yikes that's a fast trip...but love your road snacks (perfect) and your dinner looks/sounds amazing.

  3. Oh good golly! I could NEVER live in Detroit! Apparently they have a HUGE spider problem. LOL

    Glad you got to make a visit. Looks like you had a very nice time.

  4. Those murals are gorgeous! Looks like a fun and interesting trip. We have for real spiders that size here....seriously...I'm not even kidding. They are almost as big as Louie.

  5. My Fireman does not trust the map system either! I thought I was glad I'm not. I refuse to play along . I trust the voice. So happy that you had such a fun family visit! Youare all adjusting well lady!

  6. Wow! What mileage for an overnighter! I completely get it with the lap dog thing-
    I get a lot more knitting done now since our poodle died. I'm so glad you had a nice time!

  7. It is so nice to hear good things about Detroit. I love the Rust Belt cities.

  8. I am from Dearborn, just west of Detroit. I hear that Detroit is making a fabulous comeback. Glad you had a nice time.

  9. Sounds like a fun, though, quick trip. What is is about men that they don't trust the GPS? It's that way here although there was a story in the paper here about someone whose GPS led then into the Mercer Slough!