The Last 4th

Yesterday was our last 4th of July in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.

We didn’t really have good plans for the day so Jessie and I simply drove down to Detroit, parked at her workplace, and went for a walk in the city.

Detroit QLINE

The QLINE has been operating for a while now and is still free during the introduction. This was the second time that we took the train and so far it has been filled with people every time we went. I hope it’ll stay that way.

Detroit construction

In Midtown and Downtown, things seem to be changing faster and faster. There is construction everywhere with new buildings being built and old buildings being restored.

Downtown Detroit Cyclist

All that while a lot more people seem to be spending time down there. I can only imagine what it’s going to look like when we come back in a couple of years.

Slurpee 7-Eleven drink

On true American specialty that I didn’t have so far is a 7-Eleven Slurpee. I figured this would be a great day to change that. Despite the sugar shock that I experienced shortly after, I didn’t regret it. If you want to get a soda, you might as well get a Slurpee.

Detroit Greektown

This was taken in Greektown right after the Tigers game when people were walking to their cars that they had parked at the casino.

Have a friend in jail? Get some sweet bail bonds!

When I moved to the U.S., the area between Downtown and Midtown looked very sketchy and buildings were falling apart. Now, we noticed that construction was started on many of the buildings and that in between the remodeled older buildings new ones were constructed as well.

Way to go, Detroit. I’m really excited about the future to come.