Even though I was born and raised in Detroit, it wasn’t until I moved away that I truly began to appreciate all that the city has to offer. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed playing tourist in my hometown. Every time I go back, I make it a point to visit someplace new. On my last visit, Eric and I took a trip to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House along the shores of Lake St. Clair. We arrived when they first opened and were treated to a private tour of the estate.
Over the years, we’ve toured our fair share of stately mansions – including the homes of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts and Hersheys – but the Ford House is definitely at the top of my list of favorites. I donned my new gingham dress and giddily twirled through the gardens as we explored the grounds on our own. Before leaving, we enjoyed a delicious lunch onsite at the Cotswold Cafe. We couldn’t have asked for a more picture perfect spring morning for our excursion.