We got up early this morning to get ourselves ready to head to Detroit to attend the 2009 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall. Unfortunately I had to shovel the driveway first - that isn't fun at 6:45am. Oh well, it was worth it.
This year we decided to take Tyler, Samantha, and Drew with us, so we took Jayden over to Grandpa Jerry & Grandma Gail's house and started our drive. Although the temperature was at least double what it has been the last few mornings the roads certainly didn't show it. They must not be salting yet, because on our drive down we passed 8 cars either in the ditch or spun out along the road. Fun!
We got to Cobo and enjoyed the show. You could tell attendance was way down though because there was plenty of room to pretty much do whatever you wanted inside. Aside from the kids being tired of walking about 5 minutes after going in, we had a good time looking at the exhibits and figuring out what we could buy next (assuming somebody else was paying, of course!).
After the show we climbed aboard the People Mover to head to Greektown and eat at PizzaPapalis. The kids each got to make their own pizzas, along with a root beer float to drink. Tara and I split a deep dish pizza. After eating we treated the kids to a giant 10" cookie (which seemed to be deep dish too). Once we overate, we got back on the People Mover and rode all the way around the loop (yes, past Greektown once again and then back to our stop).
We finished up our busy day be heading back to pick up Jayden. The roads hadn't improved much as evidenced by the 7 cars we saw spun out and wrecked on our way back. We escaped unharmed however, so we were able to breathe a sigh of relief on that count.
Volvo had a display where you could "design" a car. The kids each took a turn, although only Sam attempted to even draw a car. Here is what each of the kids came up with.
And now for pictures form our after show activities...