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Detroit, Michigan

Continuing with my incredible friend’s reunion weekend, our next trip was into Detroit! As you will continue to scroll down, you will see that we started off our Detroit tour by eating. Well, we walked around first to work up an appetite. We started at Eastern Market which is a huge place full of food, restaurants, art and culture. There are so may different areas here. And since it was spring time, there were flowers everywhere. We were also on a mission to find a jasmine plant for my friend who had been trying to find it for ages. She settled on an herb plant instead (because jasmine was no where to be found, even in all the flowers!) After walking around for a bit we ran into some food trucks. So, of course we had to stop! We split into two lines. Two of us went into the beignet line and…

New Orleans, Louisiana Part 2

My NOLA adventures continued the next day with starting the morning off by getting more beignets from another place I had researched called Cafe Beignet. And let me tell you, these were so good! They were light and airy and fluffy just the way I like them. So glad we found this place otherwise I would have left NOLA feeling incomplete. Then, we headed back to the Garden District via the streetcar. The ride was enjoyable and it felt like we got a tour of the whole area because we saw all the beautiful mansions that the district is known for. These magnificent Greek Revival and Victorian style homes were laid out in 1832 by Barthelemy Lafron after the Louisiana Purchase. We got off by Audubon Park to take a walk and look around. The live oak trees here were so grand and almost fairy tale like which were worth the walk in the NOLA…

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