Friday, October 10, 2014

Motor City Fun

Chris and I decided we wanted one last weekend getaway before our BIG day arrived so we planned a trip to Detroit.  We had musuems, football, and delicious Italian dishes on our to do list.  And we checked them all off!

We had a day full of musuem fun ahead of us when we landed on Saturday morning.  We drove straight from the airport to the Motown Museum.  We made it just in time for a tour.  They don't allow photos inside, but there is some amazing history tucked away in those walls.  It was a really neat experience...and we even got to sing My Girl in the original recording studio at the end!  SO fun!

After a quick lunch, we headed over to the world's largest institution dedicated to the African-American experience - the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  Wow!  There were incredible exhibits throughout the museum.  I was particularly intrigued by the information and exhibits surrounding the era of slavery - some truly stunning facts and impactful displays are showcased.  Parts of the exhibits were difficult to wrap my mind around, but the museum is exceptionally designed to capture all facets of African American history.

We'd been going all day so it was nice to head over to the hotel and relax before dinner.  Little did I know that my sweet fiance' had a surprise waiting for me there.  It was so thoughtful of him to arrange for such a fun getaway treat!

Dinner that night was unexpectedly amazing as well.  We randomly came upon Cariera's in Dearborn Heights via a search online, but it seemed authentic so we gave it a shot.  AMAZING!

The bread was by far the best part of the meal, but our entrees were also really great, too!  We snagged some cannoli's to go...and then promptly fell asleep when we got back to the hotel.  They kept pretty well for breakfast though :)

The next day, we managed to check another stadium off my bucket list by heading over to Ford Field for the Lions v Bills game.  Check back here on Sunday for my Stadium Review!

Overall, the trip was beyond successful.  We had a wonderful time away with slim to no wedding talk.  It was the perfect break we needed before the seemingly never ending two weeks that were to come.  We're down to one week now, but are SO ready for our day to get here already!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  We will definitely be enjoying our last one as singles!!

Andrea :)

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