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Lori Bremerkamp is a metro Detroit-based wordsmith, MSU alum and beer snob. When she’s not covering things in and around the D, you can find her trying to wrangle her two kids or her addiction to caffeine — usually at the same time.
Everyone tells me to enjoy my kids while they’re young. Some days that’s easier than others. But I know they’re right.
With my oldest daughter starting kindergarten in the fall, I’m realizing that I don’t have much time before she and her two-year-old sister will be making plans of their own. Or they’ll just be plain embarrassed to be seen with me.
So, in an effort to make the most of the time I have, I’ve put together a Parental Bucket List. Things in and around The D that I — and parents like me — can do with the kids before they graduate from high school.
They’re adventures that don’t take a lot of time or money — and that’s the point. It’s all about creating memories.
In the City
Around the City
I have 13 years to work on these before my oldest graduates. Doable, right?
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"My favorite place to excercise is at the Dequindre cut bike trail. It stretches from Gratiot to the riverfront ... you can rent a bike for a few hours at the riverfront. Let the wind blow in your hair. ;)"
~Jay D. -Travel Mentor
Visit the Arctic Ring of Life exhibit at the Detroit Zoo. Voted the largest and best polar bear exhibit in North America.
Enjoy the Sounds of Summer at The Mall at Partridge Creek. Live music in the plaza every evening through Labor Day.
Visit Motown Museum, the muscial birthplace of stars such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and more.