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.
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...
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!!!
Ahhh, I love the classics... Peace!