Hey, Detroit may have filed for chapter 9 bankruptcy but it isn’t all bad here in the Great-Lakes state!
1. We somewhat get to experience all four seasons.
The weather in Michigan is kind of a joke, being that it actually feels like we only just get winter and summer. But, we do get to witness the leaves change when its “fall” and the flowers pop back up again that one week we consider “spring”, so it’s not too bad! Some states get to miss out on the one day the snow looks kind of nice.
The city of Frankenmuth is a little German-styled town dedicated to preserving and providing a somewhat authentic view on Bavarian culture. Frankenmuth is a top destination by Michiganders for quick day-trips, not only for its beautiful town but for it’s chicken! An authentic German recipe, people flock from all over the world to taste it—and speaking from experience it’s honestly the best chicken ever.
An island resort located on Lake Huron, Mackinac Island is known for its fudge, ban on all motor-vehicles and the fact that it is now a National Historic Landmark- but mostly it’s fudge. Which in fact, you’ll never miss an opportunity to buy some fudge when you’re there because literally every other store is a fudge shop. (Sadly, Mackinac Island is highly commercialized but it is kind of cute and does have many historic landmarks.)
WE THROW OCTOPUSES ON THE ICE. WHY? BECAUSE WE CAN. (And because in 1952 the eight legs symbolized the then 8 wins the Red Wings needed to win the Stanley Cup, the tradition stuck ever since. Now with 16 wins needed, two inflatable octopuses are hung above the ice during playoff runs)
Motown Records was founded in 1959 by Barry Gordy and has served some of the best musicians in the world including Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. Motown music has made what is possibly the biggest influence on the music industry since its creation, to everything from pop to hip-hop.