Try as I might I can’t fight my gravitational pull to Livonia. Our parents live there, we worked (and met) there and went to school there. Even when we don’t live in the city, I manage to live no more than a mile away from the border. It’s a fine town with good schools and parks in every sub. In way of activity there are two Targets, a traditional mall and multiple shopping complexes, a notable community college, a private university and a hospital. Convenient for daily life but not much to brag about. There is a great donuts shop – The Looney Baker – and a popular slider joint – Bates – but that is on the food front.
I begin with at rousing preface because for all Livonia lacks it DOES have a nice historic area. Greenmead is a mini Greenfield Village and it’s my favorite thing about Livonia. The small collection of old houses and buildings isn’t extensive but it’s cute and there are a variety of fun events held there throughout the year.
This weekend Cara and I went to the flea market. It was a lot bigger than we expected and there were some interesting finds but nothing we felt compelled to purchase. I have to note that seeing the 1996 Holiday Barbie kinda made me feel old. Since I’m not big on resale items, I really wanted to go in order to explore the old houses and gardens. It was a nice day to walk and I felt energized by the history.
And for all my talk about fall, I loved the community garden so much that I have big plans for a plot in the spring. I wanted to do it this year but those Budzinski fellas talked me out of it. They won’t win in 2016 and I’m going to try my hands at growing my own food and flowers.