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Jtw
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Post Number: 54
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 12.159.32.66
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 10:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

okay, not me. but my grandmother is in town (from the upper peninsula), and my mother has been tasked with entertaining her for the next few days. what's something that i can tell her to do in the city to keep them occupied? they've already been to the DIA and the DSO, so they need a "daily" activity. any suggestions??
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Dag
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Post Number: 148
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.241.254.67
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 10:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have her go drinking with Supersport.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 1818
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 63.149.5.130
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a feeling Sport is a dog tell granny and your mom to be careful!

I think the Belle Isle conservatory is nice and beautifully warm on a day like this! The take her to the Ren Cen for lunch either at Coach Insignia or Seldom Blues to watch the freighters go by.
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Jtw
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Post Number: 55
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ain't no way in hell i'm gonna let anyone i know meet supersport, let alone drink with 'em!
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Meliss
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Post Number: 204
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 209.69.34.80
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Conservatory on Belle Isle is free. Plus Belle Isle is pretty nice looking with the snow.

Historical Museum has a cool exhibit with Supreme Costumes.
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Harmonie
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Post Number: 530
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is also the Historical Museum and the African American Museum. Or depending on their interests you could suggest they stop at some of the historic churches downtown like St. Mary's in Greektown or Central Methodist Church (sometimes Grandmas like churches). If they like to read you could suggest they stop at John King Books some people can spend a whole day in there.
Then for a basic time waster wandering around the Ren Cen with the shopping, GM World and renovations is pretty interesting. Plus, the Ren Cen offers free tours daily which take you to the 72nd floor for the spectacular view.
I hope they have fun whatever they do!
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Jams
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Post Number: 2367
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Posted From: 69.212.126.57
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lunch at the Ivanhoe (Polish Yacht Club)
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Dag
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Post Number: 149
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Meh, since you are so prejudiced against sport I would say just follow the crowd and go to The Henry Ford and marvel at the Christmas decorations in Greenfield village.
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Neilr
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Post Number: 152
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.246.10.48
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:26 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take a drive through Boston-Edison, Indian Village, University District and so on.

Shop at Rafal Spice, Hirt Cheese, Rocky Peanut, and Gratiot Central in Eastern market.

Have lunch at Au Bon Pain in CM.
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Skulker
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Post Number: 3271
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Posted From: 67.103.104.93
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Motown Museum

Stop by Pewabic if you hit Belle Isle

Eph McNallys for lunch

Shopping follwed by lunch or dinner in Windsor
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Realitycheck
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Post Number: 229
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 68.41.173.240
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 12:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

stop at some of the historic churches downtown like St. Mary's in Greektown or Central Methodist Church


. . . or historic Ste. Anne de Detroit, the stuningly beautiful 1887 landmark near West Fort and 18th Streets -- open weekdays for free guided tours (go to the side rectory office).

Worth a look . . . and not just with visiting grandmas.

The 1,400-seat twin-spire Gothic Revival church, designed by Albert French, is the city's largest wood-frame building and has Detroit's oldest stained-glass windows.

The active, multicultural parish is the nation's 2nd oldest continuously operating one (after one in St. Augustine, Florida) . . . and was founded inside Fort Ponchartrain on July 26, 1701, two days after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed in The D.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 1609
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Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 6:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take her for a ride thru Grosse Pte..... down Lakeshore in the daytime (nice views of the lake, not frozen yet), or at night to look at Christmas lights.

Make sure your head/tail lights are in full working order when driving thru the Pointes at night! Their Police like to pull over people that don't have them working.
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Monahan568
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Post Number: 105
Registered: 04-2004
Posted From: 64.32.219.138
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ha! how funny you mention that ^ happened to me just a few weeks ago....ARGH.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9574
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 64.118.137.228
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 6:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The Conservatory on Belle Isle is free. Plus Belle Isle is pretty nice looking with the snow.




You can pick up your 40's at the liquor store on Jefferson which is right on the way. You can pack your extras in the snow until you are ready to crack them open. Pretty nice snow indeed.
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Boss_hogg
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Post Number: 19
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 24.192.6.193
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2005 - 6:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It sounds like SSport is ready to pound some brewski-s with your grandma!
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Jtw
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Post Number: 56
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sport, for some reason i don't think my grandma is in the 40 oz market. but i'll be sure to let her know for next time! and it's advice i can use, next time i'm there.

thanks everyone for the input; they ended up at the conservatory, and shopped at pewabic. i already forgot where they ate lunch, but my mother is eternally grateful for having something to occupy my grandmother with!
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9576
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, if she is above the 40 oz and all high class like that, they also sell Boone's Farm there.
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Monahan568
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Post Number: 107
Registered: 04-2004
Posted From: 64.32.219.138
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

now THAT sounds like a hot date hahaha!
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9577
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 11:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Finally, a girl with taste! Shoot me an email and I'll pick up the Boone's. :-)
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Fho
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.84.186.249
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 11:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone been to that touring space exhibit in the Science Center? It sounds interesting and I've been thinking of going on one of my days off. It's an idea.
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Supersport
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Post Number: 9579
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Posted From: 64.118.137.228
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 12:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the reminder, definately have to check that out over christmas break.

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