They had me at Detroit. Ford is sponsoring me for the North American International Auto Show next week.
Flying into the polar vortex would have been a dreamy experience for a weather junkie like me. I like extremes. Last week I was driving my car in 79 degree sun along the California Central Coast. Today I will be in the deep freeze of Michigan, although the forecast at present is far warmer than Tuesday’s –16F. The temp will rise about 40 to 50 degrees by this weekend.
I assume I am part of Ford’s long tail marketing plan. My car and I have a special relationship.
Unlike most of the bloggers on BoardingArea, I spend far more time traveling in my car than in planes. I spent a decade traveling outside the USA with dozens of trips outside of the USA on dozens of airlines.
I still have large pieces of California I have not seen since 2007 even after traveling 75,000 miles in my car. Denver is as far east as I have been in my car and Denver is the western USA for most Americans.
Claire Colburn: To have never taken a solitary road trip across country? I mean everybody’s got to take a road trip, at least once in their lives. Just you and some music.
Elizabethtown movie with Kirsten Dunst as Claire.
This is my first trip to Detroit. Not exactly a midwinter road trip. I’ll be on public transportation and foot.
Any suggestions on must see places and experiences.
Blogger disclosure: Ford paid for economy flight Monterey – Detroit and two nights hotel and auto show events. I am covering an additional three nights lodging on my own to sightsee.
Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.
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