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Today there was plenty of family Detroit Zoo fun in the sun and tons of animals out enjoying the 80+ degree March weather. The first animals that we encountered were pretty adorable.

Oh wait, those are my animals, I mean children. But in my defense, they are pretty adorable and act like animals most of the time. Nick and Noah had a blast today. Little did they know that they would wake up and be surprised with a “hookey” day from school/daycare. Nick was so excited when we told him we were going to the zoo.

We got ready and packed up to be at the zoo right at 10am when they opened, avoiding the crowds that were sure to fill up by the afternoon. It was a great day for us all to play hookey from school and work.

Our first stop in the zoo was the butterfly house, my favorite spot. The butterfly house is a beautiful humid sunny garden, just perfect for the fluttering colorful butterflies. I could sit

and watch them flutter forever; my kids on the other hand, not so much. Nick with his zoo map was guiding our every step.

The Zoo is a wonderful place for a stroll. There are several gardens and free-standing art pieces to look at throughout the whole zoo.

It is always a joy to see the animals and see your childs face light up in reaction to exotic and even the more common animals.

Needless to say, today was a great day to enjoy the outdoors at the Detroit Zoo with my favorite boys.

Here are some of the other photogenic animals of the zoo today.

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Eric and I were driving down to his moms house tonight to pick up the kids, and I decided to see what kind of photos I could get on my phone while driving down the freeway going through downtown Detroit. Of course Eric was driving while I flashed him..I mean while my phones flash was clickity clacken in his eyes. Thank you Eric for your safe driving with spots in your eyes.

These pictures are clearly not clear, but I thought the blured lights looked cool. So roll up your windows, lock your doors and enjoy your tour of Detroit.

My first picture is Ford Field where our Detroit Lions play Football. ROAR!!!

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Ford Field

This second picture is the “cool old church” (the name I have given it because I’m not sure of it’s name) that is across from Hockey Town Cafe.

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This third picture is the Fox Theater Garage in red lights, and to the right is the Fox Theater sign in blue on the building. Lots of good plays, concerts, and other entertainment has been had there. I wish the Fox would bring back the Radio City Rockettes for Christmas; what an awesome show.

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The fourth picture is the lights at the power polution plants in Delray. Now this area is not so pretty during the day nor is the smell nice. and Eric and I have wondered how people can live in their homes around this area and not form third body parts. But the flashing lights are neat in the photo.

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This fifth photo is the Ambassador Bridge to Canada.

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And the last three photos are the Motor City Casino. They have tons of cool lights. I tried to take a picture of the other building that stands behind this area but the fast drive-by and delay on my camera were not working in my favor. But the lights line the outside of the other building, and they have the lights set in motion and pictures.

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This part of the casino was an original bakery and they actually refaced the building but left part of it’s original brick and name exposed, which I think is pretty awesome.

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I hope you enjoyed my drive-by night tour of Downtown Detroit.

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