Visit Detroit Digital magazine view current issue
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?
What else should be added to this list? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter @VisitDetroit.
If you need a direct connection to Amtrak, make your way to the Weiser Railroad at Greenfield Village, one of a few heritage railways to have such a modern-day link.
Come face to face with more than 5,000 sea creatures including sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and seahorses. Located at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, you don't want to miss this wet ‘n’ wild attraction.
This historic house of worship is one of Hamtramck's most beautiful structures. Saint Florian Roman Catholic Church has been serving the Polish community in Detroit since 1907.
Check out our YouTube channel and capture a tour of the Motor City and some of its most prized possessions.