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You may remember my amazing Buick Bucket List trip last summer, when Michael and I were given the opportunity to drive a Buick Encore through Tennessee, volunteering at the Elephant Sanctuary, visiting Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and spending a few days in Nashville, staying at Gaylord Opryland and attending the Grand Ole Opry.

And, now, true to the car’s name, it’s time for an encore!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining Buick for a yearlong adventure which will feature five exciting experiences that I can’t wait to share with you.

First up: Detroit!

I’m heading out today to tour Motor City — is it even still called that? — and attend the North American International Auto Show, where Buick will be making a big announcement.

I wish you could all come with me, and I hope you’ll join me via Twitter. I’ll even send you a shout-out if you let me know you’re following along by Tweeting this:

If you have any questions about Buick or any suggestions on what I have to see in Detroit or how a girl who’s been living in Southern California for the past 16 years is going to keep from freezing in Motown when she has to put on a jacket if it dips below 70, please leave them in the comments below.


  1. I just checked and it’s 3 degrees there now. Yes, single digit – very close to 0. Good luck and stay warm!!!

  2. Enjoy your trip and stay warm. Will follow along with interest!

  3. I used to work the NAIAS in Detroit many years ago, back before the auto industry went belly up. I enjoyed the show but the weather is brutal.

  4. Enjoy! I hope you have a wonderful time, off to see what you are up to on twitter 🙂 x

  5. It is 6 degrees here today! Dress very warm. There are so many great things to do here and amazing restaurants. How long will you be here? Where are you staying? I can give you many suggestions. Feel free to contact me via email.

  6. You lucky woman! I love a car show. I enjoy hearing about the features and if the car show is actually a selling show, I am in heaven. I love to hear the pitch. What features are being emphasized, is it safety, ride comfort, gas economy, warranties, etc. I will be following you on twitter. Stay warm!

  7. I love Detroit. My partner is from there and his family is all still there. We visit often. Go to Hitsville – Motown Museum http://www.motownmuseum.org/ and if you like BBQ – go to Slow’s for some amazing food. http://slowsbarbq.com/ Have fun!

  8. How fun! Have a good time on your trip and stay warm!

  9. I have in-laws in Detroit and was just there last August. Have fun!

  10. I just sold my mom’s Buick Lucerne (she is not driving anymore) and the dealer had to pry the keys out of my hand. That was a nice ride. Enjoy, and of course, keep us posted!

  11. oh exciting have fun and stay toasty!

  12. I don’t know anything about Detroit, so I’m no help there. But have an AWESOME time! I look forward to the stories you have to tell of the trip (good luck with the breathalyzer!).

  13. Have a great time and travel safe. Warm thoughts:)

  14. Your trip sound delightful. Don’t worry about the temperature – just stay in the car!

  15. Wow! Sounds so exciting. I can’t wait to hear about all your Buick adventures.

  16. I know someone who is also going to that. Have fun!

  17. Happy belated birthday Lois! You must visit the Motown Museum!! Not that I’ve been there yet, but this girl grew up on and loves Motown music, so I would be living vicariously through you!

  18. Don’t freeze! lol I hope you post lots of pictures. I am excited for you!

  19. I bet it is freezing there! Regardless, I bet you’ll have a great trip to Motown and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  20. The Detroit Car Show is the best – Have a great time. It is bitter cold in Michigan this week. Stay warm.

  21. Wow how fun to live your dreams and have adventures. i love living through your adventures so fun.

  22. Outstanding. I can’t wait to hear more about this from you. Have a great time.

  23. Sounds like a great way to spend some time! Enjoy!

  24. I hope you have an awesome time! I can’t wait to see what they unveil.

  25. I love how upgraded and new Buick has become. My mom drove a 75 (i think) Buick Skylark for YEARS. It was the car I learned to drive in. Memories made!

  26. It sounds like you wil have a great adventure, I would like to hear what the California lady does in Detroit.

  27. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Have a great time. I will be attending the show in Boston later this week!

  28. I have been to that show several times. it’s amazing!

  29. Have a happy trip and hopefully, good memories and enjoyment be all over you!

  30. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I hope you didn’t freeze your patootie! Looking forward to hearing all about it. xo

  31. Oh wow… what a great opportunity. I can’t wait to follow along and hear all about it. Thanks for the heads up

  32. Buick has come such a long way. I love their La Crosse. My BF has one and it is so fun to drive

  33. Sounds like you are going to have quite the adventure. P.S. A jacket will not suffice if you are used to putting one on at anything less than 70; you might want to consider, gloves, hat, bib overalls.. Heavy socks with BOOTS, you will be in for a shock at the cold! and a scarf. Breathing in the frigid cold is overwhelming and can take your breath away, especially if you are not used to it!

  34. I have seen some of the posts on instagram, what a great experience. I look forward to hearing about your adventures.

  35. I love Detroit and visit there pretty often. Auto shows can be so much fun, so enjoy!

  36. I can only imagine how great the Detroit car show is. I go to the
    L.A. one every year. Enjoy your trip!

  37. I’ve never been to Detroit but it sounds super exciting! 😀 I’ve seen on the news here & there that homes there are sometimes sold ridiculously cheap. Wonder if that’s true? (haha sorry, I know it’s a weird question but it popped into my mind). Enjoy your trip!

  38. What a trip! You’ve been to so many awesome places!

  39. I hope you are coming home with one of those amazing new convertibles in your suitcase! I can’t wait to hear all about the experience.

  40. I have always been a fan of Buick. Also, I would love to visit Detroit one day!

  41. Oooh…lucky you! This trip sounds like it is going to be so much fun! What and enore! 😉

  42. Having lived in Michigan I’ve been to Detroit plenty of times. You’re trip is going to be awesome!

  43. Oh how much fun….I can’t wait to see what the encore will be..

  44. Sounds like a fun experience. I would love to go to the show and see all the new cars.

  45. OMG! It was 9 degrees when I was in N. IN in Nov. Stay inside!!!

  46. Oh this sounds like it is going to be a great experience. Buick has such a great line of vehicles!

  47. If you like old, beautiful theaters, Fox Theater is gorgeous inside, and you’re right in the neighborhood. 🙂 Welcome to Michigan, the weather’s not too cold!!

  48. Hope you had an amazing trip. I’d love to see how Buick is evolving their brand and their products.

  49. So fun! Hope you had a fun trip!

  50. I’ve never been to Detroit, not even close actually, but it’s someplace that I’ve always wanted to visit just because the people there seem to have such a sense of home and Detroit pride!

  51. What a thrill! Can’t wait to follow along. Keep your seat belt buckled!

  52. Looks awesome! We’re heading to the Boston Auto Show on Thursday and I’ll have to keep my eye out for the Buicks!

  53. That sounds fabulous! Buick makes some uber nice cars!

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