Day 07 - Post a picture from a recent vacation

Hey now! How convenient that I just got back from a vacation yesterday! Now that's recent...do I win an award for most recent, Krystal? Hmmm?

And this is the picture I am most proud of. If you don't know what Hitsville USA is, well, first I will shake my head at you. Then I'll tell you, cause you NEED to know! This, my friends, is where all the MOTOWN artists recorded. This means that I stepped into the same building that Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Smokey Robinson all sang in. I skipped past the couch that Marvin used to sleep on. I got a good up-close look at the "Beat It" jacket. I touched the piano in the main studio that Stevie Wonder used to play! Ahhhhhhh!!!


And a story the tour guide told: One young man who was friends with Barry Gordy's niece asked if he could audition as a recording artist. Barry (the Motown founder) told the young man," Well, we have enough artisits, but what else can ya do?"

The young man said," I can make your floors look nicer." And so he became a janitor. The young man did such a good job, Barry soon promoted him to personal assistant.

One time, at a nightclub promotion for Motown, a singer was late to go on. Barry, knowing that his young personal assistant could sing quite well and had proven himself, told him, "Marvin, get on stage."

And thus, Marvin Gaye's career began. You gotta love that :)

Let me end with some more pics of Michigan:

Shelby the highly pampered dog.
Lake St. Clair...of course I was SURROUNDED by lakes!
My aunt's kitty, Ravenheart.
The Grand Canyon from the plane.
My aunt and I. Nothing outta the ordinary, y'know.
An old family friend, "Earl the Pearl."
Drinking Canadian beer, eh.
Best looking river I have ever seen.
You shouldn't be smiling, I'm going to EAT YOU!
Love the trees in Michigan :)

Phew! Pictures galore!! Now I must catch up on your blogs!!!


  1. Cool story! I love hearing how people found their fame, especially when it's just crazy like that one. And yeah, he did alright for himself, didn't he? ;)

  2. "You shouldn't be smiling. I'm going to eat you". That's funny.

  3. Aw, sounds like you had a blast darlin'! I'm jealous :D Love your breakfast smiley...

    Jax x

  4. wow!!! cool pics! i LOVE the real ice cream sign :D

  5. welcome back welcome back! and yes...i hereby declare you the winner for the most recent pic!! haha :) looks like you had a fun time, it feels like you were gone for FOREVER!

  6. Glad you're back from Michigan!! :) Sounds like you had a blast!

  7. Lots of pictures, and I enjoed see them!!!

    Very cool stuff here!


    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  8. i loove bracelets too and especially antique looking watches!