Now hear this! Un-rehearsed, un-coached thoughts about meeting in Metro Detroit you can share with your group.
[Motown Museum] What an incredible place!
From BARB DEMEYERE, Tour Coordinator, Brightspark Travel
"Had the privilege of touring some of the sights of Detroit on a FAM a few years ago. How easily we forget how beautiful and interesting Detroit can be! We have so many fantastic museums in Michigan, but the one that has touched me the most is the Motown Museum. What an incredible place! You can almost "feel" the history and music emanating from its walls. I jump at every opportunity I get to visit it again and again, plus recommend it to everyone I know. Truly one of my favorite places!"
This is an article that was written in the American Square Dance Magazine
Editorial By BILL BOYD
"JoAnn and I are back from the National Square Dance Convention and I must admit that we had a wonderful time. The gracious hotel staff. The comfortable weather making it a pleasant walk from the hotel to the convention center. The rides on the people mover. The quick trip to Canada (allowing over 80 dancers the opportunity to earn an International Badge for dancing in a foreign country). I usually do not use this space to gloat, but those who chose not to attend because they were uncomfortable with Detroit as a location — you missed a great time in a wonderful city."
Another message from the Square Dancers
Dancin in the Streets — Magic in Motown
"The call went out around the world and with music, sweet music there was dancin in the streets, on the people mover, in Greek town and no doubt there are still some lost dancers circling left and right in the Marriott Ren-Center. If you missed the 60th National Square Dance Convention in Detroit Michigan last week, you missed one heck of a party and we all know there ain’t no party like a Detroit party. The City of Detroit welcomed the dancers of the 60th NSDC to the Cobo Center and warmed the hearts of young and old. A beautiful modern city, Detroit grandly sits on the banks of the Detroit River and is one of the few places you can look southward into Canada. A startling contrast of modern architecture and old style Renaissance, Detroit delighted dancers daily with new and exciting adventures waiting around every corner. For dancers who might have thought twice about coming to Detroit for the 60th NSDC let me make it perfectly clear that Detroit is a beautiful, modern city. Everywhere we went, we were met with smiles, welcomes and spontaneous conversations with people who enjoyed our enthusiasm and natural friendliness."
Email to one of our coworkers from U.S. Women’s Bowling National Tournament
"Detroit is a great city. The hospitality that was shown to us while we visited for the U.S. Women's Bowling National Tournament was extraordinary. The artwork on all the bowling pins and balls throughout the area was spectacular. We took our picture with the three pins and ball in front of the Target store and should be located at the website that was featuring those pictures. Though we had ten (10) people that originally came with us to the tournament, only three (3) of us were able to extend our time a few days to take in some Detroit sights. We visited the Ford Museum, loved the living roof. We took in a Detroit Tigers game, which they won! Go Tigers! We visited the Greektown Casino (no win there) and enjoyed some Greek food at Pegasus. Yummmm! The people everywhere we went were kind and courteous."
Another message from the Square Dancers
Our air connection back to Seattle was smooth and on time and we're busily catching up on many fronts this week. Snookie and I want to thank you folks for all your assistance with the vendors and friendly advice and we want to pass on a "feel good" anecdote about your fine city.
When we got back to our room early on Sunday morning, the message light on our phone was flashing. It turned out that Snookie had left her cell phone in Cobo Hall and the security guy had it. When we called and identified ourselves, I asked if he could mail it to Washington at our expense. He, in turn, asked where we were staying and VOLUNTEERED to bring it to the Marriott Ren Cen during his dinner break (about 3 am.) And that's what happened. I went to the front desk and alerted them to his drop-off and left a thank you note and gratuity in an envelope. We were quite surprised at this offer and really appreciated it. I was not about to go back to Cobo at that time, even if the People Mover had been running (and it wasn't.)
So, thanks again for a great time in Detroit. We look forward to seeing you in Spokane or elsewhere on the dance floor.
Don & Snookie