I’m going to Detroit, The D, Motown, The Motor City!

I can’t believe it!  I’m going to Detroit, Michigan next week!  I’ve always been enamored with the northern most portion of the United States, and until this summer had only read about this part of the country in books, imagining myself in the midst of all of that snow.  Now, just months after having visited New York City and Chicago for the first time in my life, the date is almost here and I can’t wait to board my plane for the The D, Motown, the Motor City, Detroit!

The Motor City - Detroit, Michigan!

Who would have thought that my stories as a young boy growing up and growing into myself would have connected with others the way they have, much less that they would be taking me all the way across the nation to Michigan.  Definitely not me!  Texas and Mexico were the only places I used to travel before, both as a kid and as an adult.  Now I’m packing for Detroit!  I am so grateful for all of the blessings I’ve received and for all of you who have made everything possible!

Thank you guys for sticking around and for continuing this journey with me!

Next week when I’m at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), as a guest of the Ford Motor Company, I’m going to do my best to take you all along for the adventure!  Not only will we be among the first in the world to see some of the auto industry’s newest designs, models and concepts, but I’ll also get the chance to visit Ford’s research labs and design center where all of the car making magic takes place!  I am just beyond myself with excitement.  I think we’re even going to have time to play around with our own design ideas!  Can you imagine what I’ll come up with?  I’m already thinking the ultimate Mexi-ride, jajaja!

Smiling con Ford!

Secretly, I’m also hoping there will be lots of snow all over the place.  I’ve never actually been in real snow and though I know it will probably be way too cold for me, I can’t wait to step in a couple inches… or feet of snow!


5 thoughts on “I’m going to Detroit, The D, Motown, The Motor City!

  1. Oh my goodness! Congrats Juan! I’ve never been to Detroit, but a few months ago I was in Benton Harbor, Michigan and it was just BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to hear all about it (and I secretly wish I was going too, lol)…. Oh and thanks for the encouraging comment you left today.. I SO needed that and I fear will continue to need that in the coming weeks.

    1. Thanks Elisa and Sara! This really was out of left field, but one trip I’m definitely looking forward to experience. Though I’m being told there really hasn’t been any snow so far. Boo!

  2. Felicidades, Juan! This will be an exceptional learning experience for you. Una palabra: LAYERS. Will keep my fingers crossed that you see some of the fluffy white stuff y no un blizzard. Jijiji (you’ll be like me the first time I saw snow) Be sure to write about the research labs! GEEK-OUT, Amigo. : )))

    1. LAYERS indeed & totally looking forward to Geeking out big time… especially a the Design Center!! Just heard word from the company that we’ll be designing our own clay models 🙂

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