A Whirlwind Day of Activity (or Day 5 of Nathan's visit)

Saturday I was scheduled to work, so we woke up early and headed over to Rochester Hills to check out their farmers market. I will spare the details of that visit, as I already wrote about it in another blog called “A Visit to the Rochester Hills Farmers Market.”

From there we were headed to D-town. After a brief “go this way, go that way,” Nathan was off, headed for an afternoon skirting through the museum section of Detroit, while I got settled at the library. While I was answering reference questions, Nathan was visiting the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the "Our Body" exhibit at the Detroit Science Center. I would like to say that I was glad to be back at work-I do love my job, really-but, I would have rather been at the museums with Nathan. I am bummed, the Ansel Adams exhibit closed yesterday and I didn’t get over to see it…I guess I will just have to go to the museum in Boston that is letting it out.

Nathan and I rendezvoused as the library was closing. We made our way to Greektown, the section of Detroit that is known for its tasty Greek restaurants and…um, casinos…because we know how those Greeks love to gamble…? We went to Hella’s where not only did we eat, but we got to watch many trays of saginaki (flaming cheese) get set ablaze while we tried to decide if a place like this with all its flaming cheese has higher insurance rates. Hmmm…one of life’s great mysteries.
Because I am cheap and refuse to pay for parking if I can help it, we left my car in Greektown and walked what must have been two miles back to the Majestic Theater on Woodward for the Ben Gibbard concert. Ben Gibbard is the lead singer for Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, and All-Time Quarterback. For more details about Ben’s concert, read the blog that I wrote about the show, “Ben Gibbard's Candy

The show was great but we were both so tired from standing for 4 hours in a smokey club that was packed with people that we were both glad to get back outside in the fresh air. Although at this point we had to walk all the way back down to Greektown in nighttime Detroit. The area around Woodward between the Majestic and the Fox is a little sketchy so I was trying to walk quickly but Nathan thought it was a good idea to take pictures, possibly being inspired by Ansel Adams landscapes…? However, I pointed out that drug dealers and crack whores don’t like having their pictures taken and I would rather not get shot that night, to which Nathan replied, “sometimes you have to suffer for your art.”

We made it back to the car, and the car was still there, so that paired with the awesome concert…I would call it a good night in Detroit.


Mummy Dearest said…
ha ha ha... "sometimes you have to suffer for your art"... You guys are funny. Now that I've read the posts, I feel like I was there with y'all. :-D

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