Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to travel from KC to Detroit to take in the Chiefs vs. Lions game. I do wish the game could have been a bit closer with one less injury, but it was a great experience nonetheless.
My great friend and fellow Chiefs freak, Nancy, pictured above with the Honolulu Blue Crew, talked me into taking the trip. And I have to say she really had to twist my arm because I did have some preconceived notions about Detroit. (Sorry to sound negative.) However, she has a bucket list of seeing the Chiefs play in all 31 NFL stadiums. Detroit's Ford Field is number 26 for her. I thought what the heck and went along for the ride. I was pleasantly surprised. We flew in, rented a car, and headed off to our hotel room at the Courtyard. We noticed some fans across the street at the Marriott with Chiefs helmets, so we decided we'd go check things out and hopefully meet a few players to wish them luck. This is about the time we were kind of blown away with how welcoming, helpful, and friendly the folks of Detroit were. We were of course wearing our fan gear and instead of hearing boos and "get out of town," we heard "hello...welcome...thanks for coming."
Anyway, with the help of a few folks we were able to figure out how to find The People Mover. It's not easy if you don't know all of the levels and circles of the Marriott. We took Mavyrk's suggestion and headed to Greektown. We walked around a bit and finally settled in at Fishbone's for some good eats. A ton of beautiful women running around down there by the way. With full bellies, we headed back to the Courtyard to get some rest for game day.
As far as game day goes, our experience was very similar. There were a few friendly banters along the way, but no one was rude and overall seemed happy we came to visit the city. The People Mover was a great way to get around and the area around Comerica Park and Ford Field was very cool. The Ford Field building is impressive to say the least and I'm sure I'll be envious once we get to December at Arrowhead.
So again, I want to say thank you, Detroit, for your hospitality. As I said before, Ford Field was Nancy's 26th NFL stadium and she said the folks of Detroit were the nicest she's met by far.
Best of luck for the rest of the season!