Tag Archives: weekend trips

Grown in Detroit

A month after wandering the lofty halls of Eastern Market, it’s the people that I remember above the food, mouthwatering though it all was. (Although, of course, I do still dream about the carrot cake from Avalon International Breads.) I remember the persistent, lighthearted hustle of the salesmen at Mrs. Pruitt’s Cha Cha Salsa; our […]

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Detroit vs. Everyone

On Sunday, Detroit wrung itself out and started to dry under warm rays of sunlight. I was glad for that, considering that we’d be spending the day outdoors, exploring two of the city’s public art projects. Our first stop was the backyard and garage that Ukrainian immigrant Dmytro Szylak converted into a joyful place called […]

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Detroit’s Largest Art Object

Detroit is rarely in the headlines for its suitability as a road-trip destination, but despite its highly-publicized and very real problems, the city has so much to offer. Inspired by a few different write-ups, we made a long weekend of it recently, driving five hours east before reaching the beautiful, crumbling Motor City limits. On […]

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My Old Kentucky Home | Slade, Lexington and Louisville

If it’s approaching autumn, and I haven’t specifically planned a trip around the Fall Color Report findings, well, that’s a serious hit to both my sense of prioritization (I mean, what could I possibly be occupied with that’s more important than peak foliage?) and—I say this without any hint of overstatement—my very quality of life. […]

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En Français | Montréal, Québec

Un jour, quand nous dirons: “C’était le temps du soleil, Vous souvenez-vous, il éclairait la moindre ramille, Et aussi bien la femme âgée que la jeune fille étonnée, Il savait donner leur couleur aux objets dès qu’il se posait, Il suivait le cheval coureur et s’arrêtait avec lui, C’était le temps inoubliable où nous étions […]

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