Sunday, August 28, 2016

Makin' it in the Motor City

Things to do in Detroit
This summer has been nothing short of amazing, we've traveled, we've spent time with family, and we've gone on lots of adventures. 
One of the last trips we took this summer was to Detroit, Michigan. I can not tell you how many people asked "What the heck is there to see in Detroit?" And believe me, I thought the same thing. Thomas and I fought last summer about going to Detroit, because he was convinced there was seriously nothing to do there.
While, it is the home of rap legend Eminem, THE Eight Mile, and Motown, it is also home to my mom's amazing BFF, Kim, and so much more! 
We had such an amazing time in The Motor City, I just have to share some of our favorite spots.

1. The Edsel and Eleanor Ford House
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60,000 square feet of gorgeousness. The home, built for Henry Ford's son, was in pristine condition with (almost) all original hardware and accommodations that were there when Edsel and Eleanor Ford lived there.
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We had an amazing time touring the property, and seeing how the Ford family lived.  
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2. Greektown
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Greektown is an area of Metro Detroit, that is, well Greek! The Greektown casino is there, along with tons and tons of yummy Greek restaurants! We had dinner at Pegasus Taverna, and loved it. We all shared devoured a few orders of their Saganaki (cheese that's been set on fire- *insert heart eye emojis here*), and my mouth is still watering thinking about it.  I JUST got T in to Greek food about a month before we went on this trip, so I was pumped that he was so excited about Greektown.
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At night, on the weekends, the streets are blocked off by mounted officers and barricades and it's one giant party! Our 4am flight didn't have anything on us! We partied till the wee hours of the morning!

3. Gilbert's Lodge
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The Lodge as our peeps called it reminded me a little of Twin Peeks, minus the scantily clad ladies. The food was SO good. Thomas and I both had a burger, he with fries, and me with onion rings, and oh my God y'all, they were to die for. The Lodge is just outside of Detroit in St. Claire Shores.

4. Comerica Park
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Did I mention this was a #TourOfTheBallparks trip? Well now yah know.  Comerica Park was and still is one of my favorite parks! There was SO much to do, and see, and eat, and ride, and, well, you get the picture.
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Although it was a pretty toasty day, we had an awesome time.
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This was actually the first ballpark we had been to with someone else! We were so glad Kim & Dave could join us.
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5. Bad Brad's
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YOU GUYS! THIS IS PIG CANDY, AND I CAN NOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT ABOUT IT. IT is everything any bacon lover could ever dream of. It was perfectly candied bacon, served on a rack, nice and warm!
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We took the advice of our Bad Brads regulars and got pulled pork, mac & cheese and a whole lot else! Bad Brads was absolutely fabulous, and I would totally go back in a heart beat! 
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Detroit was seriously a blast, and being able to enjoy a city with someone who has become like family to us, made it all the better! 
I can't thank Kim enough for hosting us in her home, and Dave for showing us some awesome places to eat. We may have come for the ballpark, but those two had us wishing we could stay a whole lot longer!
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18 comments:

  1. Wowww! It all looks so fun. I would love to tour that house but holy moly... Bacon candy?! Say what?

    xo
    Sara Kate Styling

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  2. Oh how fun!!! Bacon candyyyy... nuts!!

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  3. Looks like fun!! XO, Nicole // www.empirestyles.com

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  4. I've never been to Detroit before but it looks like a fun place to visit! I love traveling to new places!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  5. I'd never really thought of Detroit as a go to destination for leisure but looks like it could be a good time!

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  6. This looks like a fun trip! I've never been to Detroit before and never thought of it as a huge destination but it looks pretty neat!

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  7. I went to Detroit for the first time this summer for the Armenian festival, and I was surprised at what a cool city it was! I cannot wait to go back! Definitely plan to use your post as a guide :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  8. The only time I've been to Detroit is in the airport. I have a great friend who lives in Michigan so if I ever go visit her i'd love to see the city.

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  9. It sounds like you had an incredible summer! I would love to visit the Ford house!

    La Belle Sirene

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  10. Ah how fun! I've never been to Detroit but I have a ton of friends who grew up there. Looks like y'all had a blast!
    XO Amanda | www.glitterandspice.com

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  11. Those look like some awesome places to visit! So cool!!

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  12. This looks so fun! I need to visit this place one day, looks like you had a great time!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  13. I've never been to Detroit and never really had plans to go, but now I may! I'm glad y'all found so many fun things to do!

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  14. It looks like you had such a fun trip! The Tiger's stadium looks so cool!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  15. This sounds like such a great trip! I would love to see the Ford House, historic spots like that are my favorite!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  16. Great place, wonderful food with modern ambiance and comfortable seating with plenty of room. It is now probably one of the best venues Chicago in my list. Perfect food, great decor and vibrant atmosphere.

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