Would you believe me if I told you General Motors was started in Flint, Michigan, not in Detroit? It was! Here's a casually sexist sign I spotted in its automotive archives as proof! 🙄😤Made a pit stop in Flint today where we chatted with a cafe owner about the water crisis, learned more about GM's history, and got invited to a @generalmotors #STEM community event. #allina40minpitstop #midwest #michigan #GM #Flint
View from dinner tonight. The warm wit, salt-of-the-earth-vibrancy; the hospitality. I get it. Summer in Northern Michigan is where it's at. Grateful heart. Thank you, thank you. @camden_brown @kurt24brown 💙🔵 #puremichigan #northernmichigan #michigansummers #lakesideliving (a DWEAM!!)
We bid the Upper Peninsula au revoir today after a cheeky kayak at Pictured Rocks, where I felt like we were paddling through green/blue jello, twas that dazzling & colorful. This place was the US's first national lakeshore. #michigansummers are winning. #upperpeninsula #theyoop #UP #munising #michigan #PicturedRocks #kayak #exploreUSA #travel
Jumped into a lake today that was as blue as my momma's swimsuit. 🐳DONNING in da YOOP, dontcha know. I just love these lakeside summers. Been dreaming of experiencing this for a long time. ☀️🇺🇸#Michigan #michigansummer #theyoop #upperpeninsula #marquette #presqueisle #midwest #blackrocks #cliffjumping #lakesuperior
According to the 2010 census, #Marquette is 91.1% white. The county voted blue this past election (by a smidge!) when #Michigan overall swang red. Had a really engaging time talking to a couple - one an OBGYN & volunteer at #PlannedParenthood and one a civil litigator turned federal "who has seen the injustices behind the criminal justice system" - who decided to retire here after years spent in Louisville "lovely parks and more liberal than you think" and Madison "the SF of the Midwest!" Guess what we got fired up about? Other than the obvious, #AvaDuvernay 's documentary, #13TH & #BryanStevenson 's #JustMercy sparked convo about ongoing systemic racism, privilege, and what we can do about it in our pockets of the world. They were lovely and I was so so so so happy to connect with such authentic, like-minded people up here in the Great White North, especially with all the Charlottesville news.
Midwest road trip in full effect! Stopped in #Wausau , #Wisconsin after a great few days in #Minneapolis . Wausau was originally inhabited by the #Chippewa tribe, then the French, then Germans. There's a large #Hmong population bc after the fall of Saigon, many SE Asian Hmong refugees who served alongside the CIA emigrated here. FUN FACT. We are now making our way to the #UpperPeninsula (#Marquette , #PicturedRocks ) then a few other stops in #Michigan . Sunny skies, kayaking blue blue blue lakes, a mountain biking race, and seeing some of our Michigan guardian angels ahead. 🤗 #USA #roadtrip #midwest #midwestroadtrip #klllmidwestroadtrip2017
I liked Minneapolis. In the summer. (-15 degrees in winter? Um, no.) Liked it way more than Denver! Mall of America was actually incredibly impressive: 42M visitors per year, 520 shops, clean & totally upscale, built on former Twins stadium real estate, brings in $2b of revenue and tourism to MN each year. // Fun mtg up with friends-from-travels @phenom593 (@intristang & @lifefrommyphone missed you!) at the most massive brewery we've ever seen. But ARE the Lee ladies outgoing or Minnesota nice? 😂 #klllmidwestroadtrip2017 #minneapolis #minnesota #minnesotanice #midwestroadtrip #mallofamerica
Stop 1 of the roadtrip! Good few hours at the #walkerartcenter to escape the summer thunderstorm here in #Minneapolis & take in the traveling, human rights oriented artist, #JimmieDurham . He had an exhibit on Venice, Italy: the clash of tourists & the city. In college I wrote a paper about how #Venice is becoming a "museum city", and to see this IN a museum. Well thats some meta full circle stuff there. #modernart #contemporaryart #travel #midwest #midwestroadtrip #minneapolis #minnesota #travelandart #art #KLLLmidwestroadtrip2017
I had soooo much fun with my cousins and extended family in Vancouver last weekend for my grandmother's brother & sister's 90th & 91st birthdays (!), respectively. Had like 40+ fam - all with our shared wit & expressions - from Australia, France, Hong Kong, NC/NY/CA in the house. And by house I mean all the Chinese restaurants. Until next time, Dynasty cuzzies!
What can I say about the freshman year roommate who turned out to be my best friend/sister person? Would I know that 2 pics on the left, taken in 2007, would encapsulate our friendship perfectly 10 years later: still roommates, still taking the road less traveled, still by each others' sides during almost literally every high/low moment of life, still always boppin around with a smile. @laurenlee110, today I celebrate you. A you who says YES to adventures, who is forever young at heart, who embodies the meaning of a true friend. I'm so grateful for you and cannot WAIT to see what dirty 30 has in store for the sweet, joyous, wildflower you. Happy, happy birthday. I cannot wait to celebrate with our third road trip together, soon soon soon! #midwestroadtrip2017 #southernroadtrip2015 #CAroadtrip2009 #HK2009 #bacchanal #letsleaveearlyforMontgomery #stagedancing #southerncharm #chickenfried #asiansinAlabamayall #willsomeonegetheraLaCroixalready #hammocklife #ijustwanttodance #USC #fighton #birnkrant #thereasonwhyimsingle 😂😘❤️
Day 4 of the Dynasty family reunion, during which we are all truly up to HERE with (delicious) Chinese food, so instead I interrupt the #Vancouver Chinese food broadcast to focus on the parent-papparazzi crew in full force. 😌Happy 90 & 91st Birthdays to my grandma's siblings -- it's quite an incredible, incredibly large, incredibly cheeky, incredibly international! (HK, Oz, EU, USA reppin) family we have here.