This afternoon, I decided to explore Windsor, Canada – which is across the river from Detroit, MI. There are two ways to get to Canada from Michigan– you can take the the tunnel that goes underwater OR the Ambassador Bridge which is above water, ahah. So.. I took the leap of faith and went underwater (gasp). As I drove through the tunnel to Windsor, I glanced across the line to get into the USA as it was almost the entire tunnel long. That is quite crazy for 11AM — there cannot be that many Canadians who are die-hard Super Bowl fans looking for a football party.
Since I clearly do not go to Canada very often … I went the wrong direction when meeting the officer to pass through. I went to something called the Nexus pass — well that sucked. He was a nice person who understood this was my first time into Canada in a very long time. The officer asked all these interesting questions, “how long will I be there,” “where am I going,” “what will I be doing,” “how much money do I have on me,” “did I know there is a football game today,” lol
I spent hours alongside the River taking photos of the city skyline. Here are some of my favorites/// I watermarked “Embrace Detroit” – my new blog & ambition to go to Canada. To make the most of my time, I walked to the nearest Starbucks to upload photos & check social media scheduling. After Starbucks, walked back to the Riverside to take additional photos.. I tried to capture different times of the sun in the sky. The very best photos are the ones from when I first arrived.
I have to admit, I couldn’t find much to do while I was trying to look for places to go. I will need to make a few friends to give me pointers on the city of Windsor. I enjoyed a quick bite at Loose Goose — yes, that’s the name. It reminded me of a Gastro Pub. When the sun finally set — the city of Detroit came alive. I will need to invest into a tripod or some type of stability to capture the photos — going to look into that tripod very soon.
I will continue exploring more hidden gems in Detroit to grow my brand in the city. I can’t believe I went across the river to do this.. and I’m happy that I did. It was much harder to come back into the States, so I hope to go with a friend next time.
— Melissa DiVietri ♔ (@Missydi) February 7, 2016