September 20, 2017

Chat w/Chickadee

*The Spirit of Detroit wearing a Detroit Lions jersey hand-sewn by my Chickadee.

: Chickadee, we are jinxed. It is just not meant for us to visit New Orleans. First Hurricane Katrina and now Harvey, Irma and 'nem.

Chickadee: I know! I was looking forward to spending our birthdays at a nice bed-and-breakfast in NOLA and exploring the bayou.

Me: Welp, let's make the most of our staycation then. Let's get to know our hometown Detroit.

And so we are! During this entire week, Chickadee (what I affectionately call my mama) and I are exploring well-known sites and historical places in The D. We dress comfortably and act like tourists in our own city for a full week. See our list below of spots/events.

  • DETROIT movie about 1967 riots
  • Good 'ole backyard bonfire party 
  • Detroit Tigers vs. White Sox 9-0
  • Q-Line and People Mover
  • Underground Railroad Experience at the First Congregational Church of Detroit
  • Museum Tours: Motown Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright African American Museum
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Detroit Brewery
  • David Whitney Building
  • The Whitney
  • New Center
  • RenCen & COBO Hall
  • Greenfield Village
  • Belle Isle (Remember the Giant Slide?!) 
  • Lafayette Coney Island vs. American Coney Island
  • Breakfast at The Clique
  • Connie & Barbara's Soul Food (meals served w/Kool-Aid) 
  • Eleanor & Edsel Ford House Tour
  • Detroit Riverwalk
  • Chene Park
  • UniverSoul Circus
  • Detroit Jazz Cafe
  • Bakers Lounge
  • The Eastern Market
I so cherish this Mother/Daughter Quality Time! Better than any international or out-of-state vacation we could have ever taken for our Born Days. 


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