Hampton Inn Detroit/Auburn Hills South
Travel Blogs from Auburn Hills
Monday morning we left the cottage and headed south to Toronto and then across the border into Michigan. The border crossing was an hour-long affair, sitting high on the bridge that spans the water connecting Lake Erie and Lake Huron. The drive to Detroit was through many small towns and for the most part visually uninteresting. And we landed in Troy around 5 PM in time for happy hour at the Drury Hotel.
Tomorrow, a long drive to Davenport, ...
... and oh so yummy. Matt goes nuts over the teppanyaki. His favorite meal!)
It ended up taking us 12 hours to make the "short" 8 hour drive. So much for our plans to get home early!
So this is the final detailed budget tally. Turned out to be a pretty low-cost vacation - especially since we did many "bucket list" activities that are typically super expensive.
... plan so this let us keep yapping during the whole drive).
The last bit of the drive took us through the Tail of the Dragon, the most famous touring road in North America. It sure was a twisty drive! Unfortunately, Matt and Esen both got a little nauseous after a while so it eventually became a difficult drive. Took us over an hour to get through the Tail.
After a bit over 12 hours on the road, ...
... for their patients.
Overall, I had an amazing experience from this whole trip. I am so lucky to have been able to go on this trip meet some amazing people and experience a whole new culture. I will carry the memories and life lessons I have learned from this trip with me throughout my life.
... now and then, we'll get a string of folks who have either have low senses of humor or an entirely different sense of humor than we do.
We visited a youth theater group who performed a song from Seussical for us...they were polite but pretty quiet during John's performance, so we cut it a bit short and moved on. After that, we went to a senior center, where three kids were visiting their grandparents...John put on an impromptu show for them ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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