Saturday, 20 March 2010

World Tour Meerkat Update!

The latest Etteam member to host a world tour meerkat is Lauren of LeapingGazelle.

Alchemy arrived in Michigan on a cold, rainy afternoon, but she didn’t seem tired and we were excited to show her around.
So we braved the pouring rain, took in a concert downtown and hit some highlights.

Of course a trip to the Motor City wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Ford Piquette plant where the first Model T rolled off the line in Detroit over 100 years ago. Then we headed to Hitsville USA, the first home of Motown Records where The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and so many others recorded their hits. We couldn’t take pictures inside but it was amazing to see the original Studio A looking just as it did in the 1960’s.

Everyone was hungry so we stopped for a Detroit famous Coney dog, loaded with chili and onions. Not for the faint of stomach but they’ve been serving them up hot for 90 years!

Back at home Alchemy was intrigued by my camera. I wanted to show her how to take a picture, but she was more interested in what was inside that big barrel!

Finally the sun came out! Outside, we discovered spring had arrived too. So Alchemy wanted to celebrate. Thanks for a great time little meerkat!

Niftyknits adds: Thank you Lauren for telling us about your adventure! Aren't the photos great? To see more of Lauren's work please stop by her store LeapingGazelle and of course keep up with the meerkats on their facebook page.


Jaci said...

Alchemy looks like a darling! Glad she got a good "taste" of Detroit!

leapinggazelle said...

Thanks for posting Alchemy's adventures, Heather. We had a wonderful time and the kids were sad to see her leave!

MaryAnn said...

What a wonderful addition to the Traveling Meerkat's adventures! It is fun seeing all the different parts of the world they have visited!

Jane Carlstrom said...

And whoo hooo, talk about a celebrity shoot. What awesome photographic artistry. Alchemy looks so intrigued and happy and engaged in the Motor City.

PaperFlora2 said...

your meerkat does more traveling than I do...that's not fair :)

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here is my blog too.

Beadstylin said...

Love, love, love this! The pic w/ her and the camera is just too cute!