Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Dtown Bucket list

This may be a little bit of a misnomer.  This bucket list is not just about Dtown, it's about the whole Michigan area.  I believe that I'm going to be leaving Michigan in December so I've compiled a list of things that I want to do and see before I go.  The list keeps getting more and more extensive but I figure it will just give me more things to blog about!!

But here's all the things I have so far:
 - Lake Superior (Munising, Painted Rocks State Park, and a Shipwreck tour on the lake, seriously look this place up and I dare you not to want to drop everything and go there)
 - Fall Colors driving tour (by Muskegon and to see Lake Mich again)
 - Ludington (this is if I can convince my friend Elizabeth to let me go with her :)
 - Canadia (most likely Toronto but really since I'm this close I might as well hop the border more than I did at Niagara Falls)
 - New York City (I'm this close might as well take the plunge... plus I need to see Wicked!)
 - Feather bowling (honestly I have a vague/no clue what this is but it sounds great anyway haha)
 - A Tigers game (gotta hit up baseball at least once and I've already done hockey and basketball)
 - A Lion's game (see above)
 - The Bang (this is a dance party in AA that happens once a month, random goal I know)
 - Detroit Metropolitan Institute of Art
 - Henry Ford Museum (can I be in the Motor City and not learn about cars?!?!)
 - Cafe D'Mongo (a speakeasy in Dtown my lovely girl Damien recommended to me)
 - Roast (apparently this fantasmic restaurant in downtown Dtown)
 - See something at Fox Theater
 - Bruce Peninsula (also in Canadia but from the trip I missed last time it's Gorgeousocity)
 - Explore Hell, MI (I have been there but just to the Dam Site Inn and it was at night)
 - Any other fun place to see/eat with good friends!!

Some things I've done but would like to repeat:
 - The Redford Theater (awesome little Chinese style theater)
 - Mackinac Island (which will probably include running in their race again, maybe this will be my half marathon New Years Resolution)
 - Chicago
 - Boston (perhaps)
 - Another Red WIngs Game (because I'm now addicted to hockey)
 - Go back to Holland to see the Tulips!

*If something isn't on the list it might be because I've forgotten it.... or I've already done it!

Any other suggestions I'd love to hear them!!  And you can count on pictures as I am incredibly addicted to taking them : ).


Elizabeth Downie said...

Yes, I am ALL OVER going to Ludington next summer! I am going to hold you to it! You're going to love it there.

So excited. :)

I'd be happy to do anything else on that list with you as well. Especially go to a Red Wings game which I've never done!

johnny said...

i LOVE this list. and i want in. one thought: my roomie has been to bruce peninsula and painted rocks and said they're both beautiful, but very similar...

D said...

I grew up with Elizabeth and things my family loved to do that still apply to adults would be...
Cedar Point!
Toledo Zoo(Loved the otter and the hippo exhibit the best)
Greenfield Village(next to the Henry Ford Museum)
Art Fair

And this one may be more appropriate with kids though I love these kinds of museums as an adult- The Hands On Museum

Sorry if these are too kid oriented... we moved away when I was 13. :)