It was brief, but I was able to snap off a few photos as we curled through downtown “Motor City” and made our way back out towards Ohio. These are just a few of the photos from the morning of Day 4 of our crazy cross-country trip to Michigan for Robofest. Of course, if you haven’t been following – you can catch up at the links below. We took these photos on the morning of April 27th before heading to the Dixons’ home. Every good trip needs at least one blogger to meet along the way, right?
What did I think of Detroit? It is hard to say. I was really surprised by how poor the freeway conditions were. The potholes and rough roads were awful. In Texas, it doesn’t snow often, so we have much more smooth roadways in the major cities. Seems like the snow plow and salting does as much damage as good. As for a downtown area, it was interesting, but not very clean. I saw a ‘used and rare book’ building but wasn’t about to get out of the car to go in! We got lost in a bad area and I had to FORCE my mom to let me get out to buy postcards. She wouldn’t let me get out downtown to ride the monorail, though… so you only see the one photo of it up there – the one I took as we drove under the station! I would feel much safer in downtown Dallas, Houston, or Austin than I would in Detroit. I am not sure if that is just because I’m FROM Texas and familiar with Texas, or if it is because there truly is a reason to want to stay in the car. I don’t know? What do you think Michiganites?
Today we start our homeschool States and Regions Unit with KONOS. We’re beginning with the New England states. I’m glad that we have some memories and photos of the states we passed through to add to our state notebooks as we learn. I think we’ll be done with this unit at the end of August. I might post a few links as we find them.
Day 1 of our Robofest Trip (Texarkana)
Burritos for Peace Program
Day 2 of our Robofest Trip (White Line Fever)
Day 2 & 3 of our Robofest Trip (Down Home on the Farm)
Day 2 of our Robofest Trip (too many states for 1 day)
Day 2 of our Robofest Trip (LaGrange, KY)
Day 3 of our Robofest Trip (Robot Competitions)
Day 4 of our Robofest Trip (Swap Present Pick-up)