Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Trip to Michigan

My mom and I recently took a long weekend trip to Michigan to visit my brother and his wife. They live north of Detroit in Troy. They were kind enough to take off from work and entertain us for a few days. We visited two great towns, Birmingham and Northville. Both were great shopping areas with fun galleries, restaurants and boutiques. And these huge hanging baskets of flowers lined the streets in both areas. They were gorgeous!




This is my brother Jeff, in a trendy dog boutique. We don't have dogs but it was a fun shop.


The sky was very pretty that day. I love the detail in this building and the reflection of the clouds in the glass.


This theater is really neat! My sister in law Pam said when it's lit up at night, it looks really cool too.



This cupcake shop was to die for! They had mini cupcakes which were great so you could try several different flavors. We went there twice in 4 days. Good thing I don't live near this place.


Here is a pic of my family at the cupcake shop - my sister in law, my mom and my brother.


Here is the sign showing they had frosting shots that day for 25 cents! Yes, I had one! Basically they piped the icing of your choice into a small cup. Ate it with a spoon. Cream cheese frosting. Yum!


This picture is for my etsy friends. The baby beanies are too cute!!


When in Detroit, I always wanted to see the big Uniroyal tire and see Kid Rock. But I had to settle for the tire. Took this shot in the car as we were driving down the highway toward the airport.

We had so much fun! Next trip, Indianapolis!

7 comments:

ChezChani said...

Ahhhhh icing shots!!!

patricia said...

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cupcake studio said...

Icing shots...now that's brilliant!

KimberlyRies said...

Thanks Patricia for reading along! I am glad you found my blog and that you enjoy it! :) With all the blogs out there, that means a lot.

Yes, I thought the icing shots were brilliant too! What fun!

Jessica Marie said...

looks like you had a really great time! those cupcakes look SO GOOD!

Fanciful Expressions said...

Looks like a lot of fun, Kim. Icing shots would make my day!

Carolyn

Katie said...

Frosting shots?? How cool is that! Yes, I'm very glad I don't live near that place...