Since I spent an entire week in Michigan, I was able to see and do a lot. One of my favorite days was later in the week hanging out in Detroit and Windsor, Canada.
If you're a sports fiend like me, make sure you visit Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. It's right in the downtown area and next door to Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Comerica is very family friendly (they have a carousel on the concourse!) and has amazing views of downtown.
Tigers played host to the Chicago Cubs.
It was my first MLB game and I enjoyed every bit of it. I'm just getting my feet wet when it comes to traveling, so no matter where I am, I try to really take it all in. That means I look like a huge tourist most of the time because I take so many pictures and buy tons of trinkets! The game was so much fun and I can't wait to attend another one.
Seriously, how cool is this?!
It was nice roaming around the downtown area near Comerica Park before the game. Just being able to look up and see so many different buildings was refreshing.
Famous Fox Theatre in Detroit.
Ford Field, located adjacent to Comerica Park, is home to the NFL's Detroit Tigers.
The only thing that separates Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario Canada is the Detroit River!
The real highlight of my week-long stay was my quick trip across the border to Windsor Canada! I can finally say that I've been out of the country lol. We headed over Ambassador Bridge and into the city for a quick lunch on the river before the Tigers baseball game that night.
I even made it a point to ask the border patrol to stamp my passport!
Standing on Canadian soil with Detroit as my backdrop!
Obviously I should've gotten poutine instead of your standard burger and fries!
I LOVE visiting museums! Aeriel took me to the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History and I had a blast!
Before the week was over, I ventured out with the graduate school to Dearborn, Michigan to check of The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Ultimately, Henry Ford was heavily influenced by scientist and inventors like the Wright Brother, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone, so he decided to move their homes, workshops, and other notable buildings to Dearborn to create an attraction/landmark. Greenfield Village is 80+ acres and the museum is 12 acres.
Fun Fact: Henry Ford invited Thomas Edison to demonstrate the lighting of the first lightbulb for a radio broadcast. Ford told his assistant to nail down the chair Edison was sitting in and allow no one to sit in it ever! This is the actual chair Thomas Edison once sat in! Whenever they do renovations on the building, they work around the chair!
The actual car President JFK was assassinated in. They ended up bolting on a metal roof afterwards.
A MASSIVE locomotive!
There's not an actual McDonald's inside, but there is this huge sign!
And I couldn't leave Ann Arbor without snapping a picture at The Big House!
The Ann Arbor and Detroit areas have so much to offer. Make some time in your schedule to visit if you get the chance. Until next time!
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