tirsdag den 14. oktober 2014
Første stop var Michigan Central Station. En kæmpe, kæmpe bygning i et område med lave huse, så den var nem at finde.
Meget mærkeligt at se så stor en station. I fuldstændigt forfald. Med 5 spritnye vinduer?
Yesterday, we adults went to Detroit while the kids went to school. We had been excited and anxious to go there, since we didn't know what to expect from a bankrupt city?
First stop was the Michigan Central Station. A giant building in the middle of an area with low houses, making it very easy to find.
Really weird watching such a huge station. In total decay. With 5 brand new windows?
cafe, hvor de havde mange forskellige kaffebønner at vælge imellem. Det, man valgte, blev frisk-malet og så var resultatet en af de bedste kopper kaffe jeg nogensinde har fået.
Next stop was downtown Detroit. We passed a cafe, where they had many different kinds of coffee beans to choose from. What you picked was freshly grounded and the result was one of the best cups of coffee I ever had.
Centeret lå lige ned til en flod, hvor man kunne se Canada på den anden side! Faktisk var vi nord for Canada, hvilket ikke helt gav mening......
We went to the Detroit Renaissance Center, which is 5 tall towers, renovated by General Motors. You could take a guided tour around the building - for free! - and of course we had to try that.
The center was next to a river, where Canada was clearly visible on the other side! Actually, we were north of Canada, which didn't make sense......
Måske skulle man have prøvet en dag, hvor skyerne hang lidt højere på himlen!
With the guided tour, we went to the top of the middle tower, which is a hotel. We went to the 72nd floor, and the view was this. Pretty, right?
Maybe we should have tried another day, when the clouds were higher in the sky!
Jeg blev guidet ned til garnet af hjælpsomme nevøer, og har nu købt tyk uld i Michigan-farver til et par huer. På pind 8 når de vel snart at blive færdige......
Der blev også købt pynt til væggen, som I kan se, men desværre nåede niecen forbi og puste inden limen var tør!
In the evening, we went to Jo-Anns - a GIANT craft-shop. We actually don't have anything this size in Denmark.
I was guided to the yarn by some very helpful nephews, and bought thick wool in Michigan-colors for a few hats. Using size 8 mm needles I guess they will be done soon.....
Some decorations for the wall was bought too, as you can see, but unfortunately, my niece happened to blow at it before the glue dried!
My lovely suit was washed and dried, and was delivered and used by my nephews monkey, Buddy (pronounced boo-dee). Nice, right?