|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
going to Hong Kong on business!) used to live in Ann Arbor, and blogged about the unending decline of the city of Detroit:
I have visited my sister in Ann Arbor half a dozen times. Usually when one visits the suburb of a large city, one goes to the large city at some point. Obviously some metropolises, like Manhattan or Chicago, are eagerly awaited tourist destinations. But I expect that if I were to visit a suburb of Kansas City, or St. Louis, at least one day would be spent in a tourist attraction or fancy restaurant of said cities.
At no time in any of my visits did my sister or brother-in-law suggest that we should go to Detroit. The closest I have come is the airport, which is on the southwest side of town some twenty minutes from Ann Arbor.
Next time you are in the area consider spending at least a day at Greenfield Village in Dearborn - it is something that should not be missed - even if it is a bit of a hazard to get there...
Melissa and I have lived in Ann Arbor for four years or so. We've been to downtown Detroit maybe five or six times total for various activities. It's not worth the journey.
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