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Taking the Ambassador Bridge to Canada

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July 18, 2016 – Larra was really excited about taking the bridge to Canada. Living in Surrey, British Columbia, she “crossed the line” to the US a couple times a month, to shop in Bellingham, Washington. The difference is that it’s a land crossing there. Having to cross a bridge over a river was a […]

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Where We’ve Been

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July 14 to 18th, 2016 – Charlotte, MI to Westland, Mexican Village, Corktown, Greektown, Detroit and Rochester, MI.

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Detroit’s Architecture and Parks

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July 15, 2016 – After getting an overview of the city on the People Mover, we walked around downtown for a bit. Many of the downtown buildings I recognized from my childhood, when we used to take the bus in from the suburbs to shop downtown, but enough intersections had been revamped, parks added and […]

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Detroit’s People Mover Rail System, pt. 4

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July 15, 2016 – This is what happens when an engineer goes on vacation.

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Detroit’s People Mover Rail System, pt. 3

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July 15, 2016 – Taking the People Mover loop around downtown Detroit. We did the loop 1 1/2 times, and got our money’s worth out of it. LOL I was struck by the contrast of the old church and the new casino building. Wow! Cool old building! Neat mosaics at Cadillac Center station. Neat old […]

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Detroit’s People Mover Rail System, pt. 2

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July 15, 2016 – Part Two of our loop-and-a-half around Detroit’s People Mover mass transit system. The Detroit River and the Ambassador Bridge to Canada, above. The Windsor, Ontario skyline, as seen from Detroit. The Detroit River is the only river that has a zip code. General Motors’ headquarters None of the escalators for the […]

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Detroit’s People Mover Rail System, pt. 1

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July 15, 2016 – Today my sister Cheryl and her partner Tim took us to downtown Detroit. We rode the people mover, visited a magnificent casino, and went to a free rock concert on the riverfront, where we looked south across the Detroit River at Windsor, Ontario.   Shots from the automated people mover rail […]

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Welcome to Downtown Detroit

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July 15, 2016 – So after our visits to Mexican Town and Corktown, Tim drove us to the heart of downtown Detroit, where we parked underground at the corner of Jefferson and Woodward. “The Spirit of Detroit” – it’s been in front of City Hall since I was a kid. GM headquarters. Some big to-do […]

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Welcome to Corktown

July 15, 2016 – After our tour of St. Anne’s and Mexican Town, we drove over to the Corktown section of Detroit. Compared to what it looked like 20 years ago, it’s now a happening place. We proceeded to do a pub crawl of places we suspected my Dad and Granddad would have hung out. […]

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Welcome to Old Corktown

July 15, 2016 – Jim’s Grandfather moved to Detroit after WW1, got a job as a baggage handler with Railway Express, here at Union Railroad Station, married my Grandmother, and my Dad was born just blocks from here in 1922.     This section of Detroit was called Old Corktown – the original Irish ghetto […]

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My Detroit Experience

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July 15, 2016 – Well, Detroit was another highlight of our trip for me. I had never been downtown Detroit before. So to start at the beginning Jim and I drove to his sister Cheryl’s and her partner Tim’s after spending a night in Charlotte, Michigan. As we drove up to Cheryl and Tim’s condo […]

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