Sunday, March 28, 2010
Greektown to Ferndale (Detroit area)
Yesterday was a beautiful day in the Detroit area. Rod and Lisa are very gracious hosts and we appreciate their friendship and hospitality.
Rod is active in the men's group at Bethany Baptist Church and I was able to join him for their regular Saturday morning meeting. We had a good group and discussed the Ch 4 of the book: Chasing Daylight - Seize the Power of Every Moment.
We got back home for a great breakfast that Lisa made, then went by the Harley Davidson store and on into Detroit. Rod is a motorcycle rider and needed to get a new tire ordered for his Buell motorcycle.
Then it was on to downtown Detroit.
By then we were pretty hungry and ended up at Piper's restaurant for lunch. I had a bowl of cheddar soup and a black russian sandwich.
On that way over I had to stop and take a picture of a nomads building---
web site, Nomads, Inc. is Detroit's around-the-world, non-profit air travel club. (not related to the NOMADS, UMC volunteer organization for RVers.
Getting a rental car was a bit of a challenge... I thought there would be a series rental car agencies near the baggage claim area. Following the signs, I went upstairs from there, across a walkway over to the large airport parking garage. There were shuttles to the rental car parking lots, but no desk or row of agents like I expected.
Instead, I found a phone where I could call the national car rental company of my choice. I did so and got kicked into a long series of automated responses to get a rental car. After too many attempts and a bit of frustration, I decided to retrace my steps upstairs, across the walkway, down to the baggage area and outside where everyone was waiting.
We ended up driving to one of the rental car company's off site parking areas and walking from the curb back to the shuttle drop off point and renting a Ford Focus from the lady at the counter. Whew!! I guess they are reducing their manpower and presence in airport terminals to save money? But no matter-- we got a car and returned to Rod and Lisa's for the rest of the afternoon.
Adam got off work and we drove over to Ferndale to see the house where he lives. Looks like a nice neighborhood and a good place to live.
Detroit is an interesting city, glad we got to see it.
Then Adam drove us back to Rod and Lisa's. We watched an episode of Sherlock Holmes and some of the Canadian comedy 'Green and Red'. By then it was well past our bedtime so we turned in. Big day tomorrow!
Thanks for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles!