Road Trippin' | Detroit - Philadelphia

September 02, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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After landing I had the joy of being reunited with my best and then the road trip began. We headed to the Canadian Border through Detroit as we were making out 4-hour drive to Niagara Falls. After getting detained briefly at customs for having pepper spray and having to surrender it to The Queen (I'm not kidding) we were on our way again. Arriving around lunchtime we looked around the Canadian side of the falls before heading back into the US to go on the Maid of the Mist boat tour (Office fans where you at?). Earlier in the day, I had decided to put on a little mascara & lipstick to make myself feel like I hadn't been awake for a very long time & just gotten off a redeye. This was a mistake. For those of you who don't know, you get soaked while on the boat tours and that's why everyone has the awesome blue ponchos. Special should out to Smashbox liquid lipstick because that stuff stayed in place like no other. My mascara, however, bled all over my face and I had the joy of using my Dew Scrunchie to wipe it off while trying to take pictures. After a stunning, I mean stunning boat ride we continued our adventure towards our Airbnb in Syracuse, NY. Now as you may have in a previous blog post, I LOVE sunflowers and the field I visited in Moses Lake was on it's last legs. I really really wanted a field in bloom and luckily found Fredrick Farms one on the way in Clifton NY. It was the perfect last stop before our Airbnb & ad good nights rest! 

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In hindsight of planning this road trip, we did not take into account that the last day we would be driving from New Jersey back into Detroit. For those of you who don't want to look it up, it's an 8-hour drive. We got up before the sun rose and made our way through Pennsylvania with a small stop for coffee & gas. I will say a drive through all of Pennsylvania is a lot more pleasant than some of the other states I have driven through, Nebraska I'm talking to you. After making our way up into Ohio we stopped for a late lunch at Edgewater Park in Cleveland before the final stretch back into Michigan. An overall uneventful day filed with long conversations and listening to Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift but hey not every day of a road trip can involve being in 3 different states, a flash flood and going to Scranton. I scheduled a "buffer" day from arriving back from our road trip before I had to fly back to Seattle. So Monday was spent relaxing and then hanging out in Detroit before heading to my first Tigers game Comerica Park with my two favorite Michigan residents. A perfect way to end an amazing trip with several of my favorite people.  IMG_6857IMG_6857 IMG_6869IMG_6869 153A6E31-2A7C-4D37-84C4-CC843797D525153A6E31-2A7C-4D37-84C4-CC843797D525Processed with VSCO with t1 preset IMG_6898IMG_6898 IMG_6977IMG_6977 62326AE8-9EDD-445A-BECB-E810FF6692E762326AE8-9EDD-445A-BECB-E810FF6692E7Processed with VSCO with t1 preset D4343FD1-A61E-45C3-90C0-7DAAFDA71EBFD4343FD1-A61E-45C3-90C0-7DAAFDA71EBFProcessed with VSCO with t1 preset 1913DFB8-C16A-42E6-8C42-F5DCA0BACE541913DFB8-C16A-42E6-8C42-F5DCA0BACE54Processed with VSCO with t1 preset DEB8706F-8D85-41BC-8C4E-A01DD11B335EDEB8706F-8D85-41BC-8C4E-A01DD11B335EProcessed with VSCO with t1 preset 7ACD71BC-7F2E-43DE-8260-A780A7FF60C57ACD71BC-7F2E-43DE-8260-A780A7FF60C5Processed with VSCO with t1 preset


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