I want to wish all of you readers that are celebrating Labor Day today a happy holiday.
If you are in the Detroit area I recommend checking out the Arts, Beats, and Eats in Royal Oak if you have not been there yet. I went Saturday and there was plenty of parking - FYI the parking garage is $15 but so are all the lots that have a lot further parking. Some of the music is pretty good, others ... well... don't quit your day job.
It is $10 for 16 food tickets. There are carnival rides and even a kids area for younger kids with a stage for shows - my 2 and 3 year olds loved the magic show.
Also in the Detroit Area is the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Taking place up I-75 in Holly - always fun. Be sure if you buy beer to buy it at the booth in the back by the jousting area from the Fenton Lakes Chorus. Great group of women whom sing barbershop music and are heading to an International competition though Sweet Adelines. They'll be there EVERY weekend so if you don't go today that is no excuse to not help them out!