Extended Stay America - Detroit - Auburn Hills
Travel Blogs from Auburn Hills
... were really looking forward to spending some time with them and we're sorry they will not be taking the trip with us. The day has been spent making sure we have not forgotten anything and finishing Elizabeth's costume for her presentation on Tuesday. I'm sure sleep will be difficult tonight. Excitement for John Terror for Barbara. Hopefully more ...
... hold it to my chest, close my eyes & say aloud; "Fate I walk with you".
Opening my eyes now, I saw, at the top of the page, the crest of The Netherlands laid proudly, deep breath now as my eyes crept slowly down the page to read;
"Dear Ms. Giesbrecht,
Please find enclosed your birth certificate which was authenticated and legalized by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and this ...
... and drive us to our first stop, a senior center. It was a great audience that met us there, filled with senior citizens and a few of their grandchildren who were visiting. While John performed, I sat off to the side and made a few sponsor phone calls. In the middle of his program, Kim showed up.
Kim had a really nice day planned for us...we went to a daycare next, the Salem-South Lyon Library after that, and then an early childhood center and ...
... They keep this place spic and span--dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the windows, buffing up the toilets. We cannot find a piece of trash anywhere. Lubov our waitress has informed us that lunch will be a 1pm--chicken.
Took pics of Krasnoyarsk where we took a 20 minuet stop. It is 7:42 MT and 11:42 LT, and still cold -6 degrees. The station clock reads 9:26??????????? Ahead of schedule? We have traveled 2545 miles from Moscow. The city is just under one million and at the crossroads ...
... and economic
degeneration, not to mention the change in the ethnic make up of the city seems
so depressing. This forced change is
like the grinding hopelessness of poverty.
Hope is so hard to see when the whole landscape depresses. Perhaps I am speaking without the Polish
sense of survival that has taught the people to counter this unwanted, painful
change. Their spirits remain undaunted, but my newness finds the change ...