Extended Stay America - Detroit - Southfield - Northwestern Hwy.
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Today was our first day at the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory. The EML is a course taught by Deborah Ball at The University of Michigan. About 100 educators have come together to think about teaching and learning. We started the morning hearing from Dr. Ball. She facilitated the pre-brief which oriented us to the work. She shared her lesson plan for what she was to teach to the 30 local rising fifth graders. Then, we had a chance to ask questions and think with her about ...
... and of course the college bars. On the way back to the hotel we drive past some of the houses occupied by college kids and you have to laugh. They have couches set up on the lawn where the kids are having drinks and the beer bongs are set up on their patio. The movies don’t lie!
Day 2: today we meet up with Hinesh’s niece Beejal and her husband Arun. We leave the hotel and get to their house before lunch. Beejal and Arun are nice enough ...
... to these long drives!!) so we stopped a few times on the way home:
- Kmart (since we needed a potty break anyway!)
- Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe (sadly, all we walked away with was a pair of shorts from Columbia)
- KFC in Kentucky (OMG it was SO gooooood!! Who knew KFC was sooo much better in Kentucky?!)
- Teppanyaki Grill Buffet in Michigan, near airport (our favorite buffet ...
... sleep up to 12ppl in Robbinsville, North Carolina, overlooking the Smoky Mountains. All for a measly $90 a night!! (plus cleaning fee)
The cabin is close to the park - but the other side of the park. 20 mins to one entrance at Fontana Dam, 20 mins to the entrance at Deep Creek (tubing), about 45 mins to the other entrance at Oconoluftee. BUT took us 2.5 hrs to get from cabin to the Gatlinburg entrance. ...
The family was tired from yesterdays travels, so we slept in a bit before going for breakfast. Looking out our window we saw a movie production back lot. Trailers for actors and a dinning truck for meals. Did a quick search and found that "Transformers 4" is currently filming in downtown Detroit. In the car we are headed for Dearborn Michigan, world headquarters for Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford museum. Only about 20 minutes from downtown. ...
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