Volunteering in Detroit
Paula Tutman and her cameraman followed us along as we sorted food that was thrown away for no reason or for "cosmetic deficiencies". HERE IS A LINK TO MY INTERVIEW and below is a little piece of education that everyone should watch to begin to comprehend how wasteful we are in the US.
Adventures (Yes, I know Niagara isn't in Michigan)
I sat and had my morning coffee starting through the still morning mists towards American Falls from the Canadian side. The roar of the huge amounts of falling water was astounding but the sight, overall, was not so impressive. I was a little deflated. I had hyped up Niagara so highly in my head, it probably wasn't fair to the falls, that once I was there I was unimpressed.
After about an hour of sitting by myself outside in the tourist center, on an overlook soaked in dew, I decided to go for a walk towards Horseshoe Falls and the fog only increased until I was standing on the rim of the falls.
This stood up to how highly I had built it up and only became more impressive as the sun burnt through the morning fog. The sights were more impressive as the day went on, but as thousands of people slowly came to see the falls, it became less and less special. I wonder how the falls might have looked before concrete, tourist traps and casinos became their guardians.
If you ever have the chance to go to Niagara, go in the morning to walk around while no one is around and save the boat rides for later in the afternoon as the mists clear.