10. Casinos in Windsor. We went to the Caesar’s in Canada, and the MGM in Detroit. Hands down Canada wins. The smokey smell in MGM was BAD. That, and I lost 10 bucks. Everyone won at Caesars.
9. Selling out of books. I sold all of my books at MENSA. Well, all but one, but it was hiding in the bottom of the bag and I could have sold it, too, twice in fact. Drat my messy tote!
8. Detroit Zoo. I really liked this zoo. I am a sucker for pretty flowers, and they had tons, plus the polar bear is a must see. The prices for food and stuff in the park were very reasonable and Saralyn LOVED the tiger lunch box.
7. 15th Anniversary dinner at the top of Cheli’s restaurant in Dearborn. He suckered me into a bar for our Anniversary*. Again. But at lease the food was good – and PLENTIFUL. And I am a sucker for a rooftop dining experience. We agreed that 15 would be Cheli’s roof if 25 can be Nicoli’s Roof!
6. The weather. June in Detroit is not bad. It’s dry and windy, so even if it’s hot, who cares…
5. Twilight movie Marathon! – We did the package deal and loved our long eventing with Bella and the boys.
4. Dinner at Amani’s Lebanese restaurant. The feast – served 6 adults and two kids and we still took three boxes of food back to the hotel. YUMMY!
3. Blow Molded Lincoln. This was my souvenir from The Henry Ford Museum. They have this little section of coin operated machines to make blow molded things, and I chose honest Abe. It was fun to make, and my kids were totally fascinated by it, and wanted to hold this pasty plastic thing. They fought over it, even more so as I staked my claim on it. “MY Lincoln. MINE!” The museum huge and eclectic. Ford had some weird tastes as far as collecting goes, but it’s a great thing to see the Civil Rights stuff and the cars and the wiener mobile.
2. Selling our house. We got a call from the Realtor back home saying we got a decent offer on our house! That was a highlight of the trip for me. The two mortgages hanging over us was like a wet blanket on out vacation.
1. Greenfield Village. This magical place really touched me. I really enjoyed spending time with family and friends in this ideal setting. Tea for lunch at Cotswold Cottage, and the ride in a real Model T and the Omni-bus. The wonderful costumed characters and the workshops, the candy store, the Merry-go-round and the general splendor of a beautiful day spent with friends in a fantasy world. I was the highlight of our trip.
* Truth be told – It was my job to pick the dinner this year, but I dropped the ball. I picked Ollie’s – a Lebanese place, but we couldn’t find it. So we just Zenned our way to the next thing – Cheli’s. Oh, well, we had fun.