A Weekend in the City... & the Farm

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This blog post is on a bit of a delay since I've been busy busy, but I wanted to share some fun photos from last weekend with you guys. I really meant to vlog, but I was busy having fun.

I love vlogging because I get to share tidbits of random with the Internet, and also because my daily vlogs are SO fun to look back on. It's like keeping a scrapbook, but better. Unfortunately, I often fail at vlogging some of the best experiences because I get too busy actually living them.

I guess that's not a bad thing.

Also, regardless of how open-minded and cool my friends are, it's super awkward to whip out a camera and start filming, especially when it's our first or second time hanging out. So instead of video, today - I bring you some pictures.

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I had an awesome freelance gig shooting video for a super talented local author who happened to have chickens. We filmed on her farm for some promotional videos for her upcoming book, which was super fun. She was so nice and being up close and personal to this creature was pretty cool.

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And as if the chicken coop wasn't enough, she also had two gorgeous donkeys!

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And the very next day, I took a little trip to a very different kind of place.

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My friend Norris and I connected via a mutual friend and a love for digital media, and since I had some work to do on the east side of the state, I decided to hop over to Detroit to hang for the day.

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There's something really magical about this city. It's a little dark, a little eerie, and totally rough around the edges. But it's pure Michigan, through and through. I am definitely learning to love it.

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Norris took me on a mini-tour of the city since I have only been a handful of times, despite the fact that I live a mere 2 hours away. We stopped at Michigan Central Station, a former rail depot which closed in 1988. The building is beautiful, even though it's old and abandoned.

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We found this spot, which was very picturesque in the snow, if I may say so myself.

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And then we ventured to the most breathtaking view of the city ever. The selfie at the top of the post is from this spot too, but I swear photos don't do it justice. I've never seen such an awesome view of Detroit and I'm super happy I got the chance to experience it. I can't wait to go back.

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It was a successful weekend. Busy, but good. Happy hearts, open eyes, and full memory cards. Ha!

All photos (besides.. the chickens, donkeys, the selfie, and Michigan Central) were taken by Norris. Click here to check out his awesome blog! You can also follow him on Instagram here.

He writes about music, he takes cool pictures, and he's a native Detroiter. What's not to love?