HELLO MOTOWN – DETROIT , MICHIGAN. A FINAL GOODBYE TO DETROIT .

You  and  your  husband  are  at Detroit  Metro  Airport ,  waiting  for  your  flight  home .

Your 30  Plus  Teams  Tour  of  the  city  is over.

When  you  were  about  to  start  your  trip ,  none  of  your  friends  back  home  could  believe  it .

DETROIT ? !

They all thought  you  were  joking  and even joke that since Afghanistan  and  Iraq  weren’t  available ,  you were going  to  visit  Detroit  instead ,  right?

NO BODY  goes to  Detroit ,  they told  you  both .

Everyone  is  trying  to  get  OUT!

They were  wrong ,  really  wrong .

There’s  something  about  this  city   that makes  you both  want  to  come  back  again  and  again .

No, it just  wasn’t  to see  your  Red Wings  play hockey ,  although   that was a very  big part  of  it.

You’d  like  to  see the  Detroit  Lions  play their  annual  football  game  on Thanksgiving  Day in  person .

You  know ,  the  one that  the both of  you  sit on  your  couch   watching  before  the  friends  and  family  invade  your  house  for for Turkey  Day .

You’d  like to  see ComericaPark    for the  Tigers  opening  baseball  game .

You  learned  a lot  about  your  history  at the  Charles  H. Wright  Museum  of  African  American  History .

You  both  loved eating  in the  restaurants  that  you  didn’t  know  the city  was famous  for .

You  both  had fun at the  casinos  that were  in the  city .

You both  did really  great  on the  slot machines  at the  Greek town    Casino .

Walking  along  the  Detroit  International  Riverwalk  was so peaceful  and  beautiful .

Both  of  you  heard  all the  jokes  about  the  city   and you expected  to  be  very  disappointed .

You had a  short  time  in the  city ,  but as the  plane  takes  off from Detroit  back home  to  Portland ,  Maine ,  you both  realize  that  you’re  really  going  to  miss Detroit .

Advertisements

One thought on “HELLO MOTOWN – DETROIT , MICHIGAN. A FINAL GOODBYE TO DETROIT .

  1. Thank you for speaking boldly about Detroit. I grew up here but moved east after high school, and I have heard a life-time of negative comments about Detroit. Every city has its pluses and minuses, its good times and difficult times. Detroit has probably had more than its share of difficult times. But, I moved back “home” four years ago, and I still find the heart of the city to be alive and inviting. I now have friends visit from out east and their initial skepticism is replaced by an awe and wonder at how wrong the nay-sayers were. I am glad you did not listen to the negative voices but ventured out to Detroit to experience the magic. Come back–again and again–there is so much to see and do and learn.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s