Monday, January 21, 2008

Detroit Auto Show Part 2.........







Hi Everybody...Well I promised you all pics from the North American Auto Show going on in Detroit this week, and I do actually have a couple of car pix, but once again one of my obsessions took a hold of me and I got a bit sidetracked..
The car event is being held in a grand old arena called Cobo Hall. It's a huge complex down by the river, and parking is crazy. The best thing to do is to park in a great 'touristy' area called GreekTown. That is also part of the 'casino area' in Mo-Town..
Anyway, in GreekTown there is a huge casino there that is always hopping, and you can catch a mono-rail to Cobo Hall and other down-town attractions.
The sleek silver car in the first pic is that of the all-electric new GM car called the Volt!!
It is still officially in the prototype stage, but the word is that GM is going to produce the vehicle. The yellow Camaro with a shadowy figure blocking part of the view, is the 2009 Chevy Camaro.
This car was also a prototype car, but they are actually going to build it. In May of 2007, the last Monte-Carlo rolled off the line in Oshawa Ontario, not too far from the legendary homes of Tim Horton, and Lisa Caplan. And that is where they are building the Camaro.
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OK, enough about cars....In GreekTown, there is by far THE finest pastry shop in the state, the Astoria!!! Feast your eyes on just a small sampling of their fabulous wares!!!
Those curled and rolled deep fried things, are crunchy and decadant. The shredded wheat baklava's are to die for. And those 'Bird-Nests' are stuffed with pistachio's...
Between me and Alex, we spent about 40 bucks on peace offerings to our respective spouses..
It Worked !!!...Hahaha...
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The name of that pastry shop reminded me of a famous poem ....

"There once was a nympho named Gloria,
Who married Sir Gerald de Moria...
She screwed him and the best-man..
Then Sir Gerald again...
And the whole staff at the Waldorf Astoria!!!
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Ahhh, I love the classics... Peace!

18 comments:

J Morgetron said...

Ooooooh yahhhh.

J Morgetron said...

Sweet cars, dessert, and a dirty limerick.

Life doesn't get much better than this!

-J

Charles said...

It's good to see Detroit do something innovative like the Volt and the Camaro, even if it was a bit late and kind of a copy, respectively. Style is great, but it needs to follow quality and reliability.

Those overpaid execs are either going to have to let the engineers do their thing, and quit looking at only this year's bottom line, or get used to the fact that the Japanese are kicking our manufacturing butts.

Between all of our shortsightedness (management's & labor's and the Bush family's,) we could easily end up bringing down the entire world's economy.

Gee, the photo of the shredded wheat had me mystified, until your explanation that it was baklava.

Serena Joy said...

Nice cars, and truly decadent looking baklava. I can see why all that sweetness provoked you to, um, poetry. Hope it tasted as good as it looks.:)

lime said...

i haven't had my breakfast yet and i am DYING for some of those pastries!

snowelf said...

I love cars, Galen. I saw that silver car and it was love at first sight...
Now I'm going to be daydreaming about driving it all day. ;)

--snow

SignGurl said...

Galen!!! I finally hit a weight loss milestone this morning and you have to go and post pastry pictures!! Argh!!!

I love the picture of the Camero because I like the view :)

Breazy said...

They aren't going to continue to make the Monte Carlo anymore? OMG!!! That is my favorite car of all times.

Great pics! I like the food pics way better than the open toed shoes, I have a thing about feet, I basically can't stand feet.

Now I am craving baklava! LOL!

Have a beautiful day!

Mona said...

cars and fast food...

hehehe

jillie said...

OMG....those pastries look SOOOOOOOO yummy!!!!

You definitely know how to get my attention...lol!!!

xo

Akelamalu said...

Don't show me pastries I'm on a diet! Love the poem it made me LOL.

Rebicmel said...

Love the Silver car that is awesome though if I was going to pay money for something I would buy a Lexus hehehehe.

Dessert yes please (cheesecake yummy)

Little Wing said...

Cars=nice
pastry=yummy
limerick=priceless!

Cazzie!!! said...

Greek food and fast cars, yes please!

DarkAngel said...

Nothing better than cars ... absolutely nothing ... ok, maybe walking into a leather store ... the scent is intoxicating ...

Not soon enough,
DA

G-Man said...

Jodie...
It sure doesn't
xoxox

Charles...
I happen to agree with everything that you have said..hahahaha
Thanks...G

Serena...
I knew that you would appreciate my artistic side.xoxbgxoxoxox

Limey...
You would have loved this place..xox

Snowelf...
You could have been one of those hot 'car' chicks!
Thanks sweetie..xoxox

Jenn...
What a terrific job that you have done too...
These were sugar free baklava's..xoxox

Breazy...?
So you DON'T own a pr of peep-toed pumps?
Sorry to break the bad news Monte, but you can always buy a used one!
xox

Yes Mona...
This is a true story, while at the Auto Show, we happened to see 3 very beautiful Indian women at the Nissan display, My friend Alex (who reads my blog), nudges me and says..."Galen, that hot chick looks just like Mona"..I said, 'Mona is 10 times hotter than that she is'..hehehe and she was about a 9.5!!!!

Hi Jildo...
Rough week sweetie...sorry xoxox

Sorry Ake...
This will be the last food pic for a while...
So it will be safe to return...
Please????
xox

Missy...
You must be rich!!!
hehehehe...xoxox

Awww Thanks LW...
Always witty
Always supportive
You Rock...xoxox

Cazzie...
I'm so blessed to have the 2 lovliest Nurses in the world looking after me...xoxox

Angel....?
A rare venture out of your lair???
I am thrilled and honored!!!
Thanks sweetie..xoxox

barman said...

Oh my, Greektown is to die for although I have never found that shop you mentioned. It looks wonderful. And there is the Volt again. I suppose I should go drool over it...

I just saw the Transformers so I also got to see the bumblebee. What a sexy looking car. I think I could get in some real trouble in that car. Didn't you make a run down to Ohio for some libation before. Now you could do that run in style.

Looks like I have missed a lot by not seeing the Auto Show.

tsduff said...

That stuff made me gain lbs just LOOKING at it. What a nice place to spend some time :)