Aaah! Phantaja, that's not even fair
. I'm originally from SE MI. All the people I miss are there near you.
I haven't quite found a place to fit in to the culture here. I wear my "Made in Detroit" tshirt all the time, and people just end look at me like they are... confused. Or something.
There's some other stuff I miss, too. The DIA, the Natural History Museum, and going to concerts, especially at the Fox and Meadowbrook and Pine Knob. (Sorry, but "DTE Energy Music Theatre" just doesn't cut it. Pine Knob wasn't a great name, but a sight better than "DTE EMT".)
However, I do not miss traffic. Or Metro Airport. (Our airport, Sawyer, is the size of a small Detroit preschool, and easier to park, too.) Or Detroit politics.
And I like the trees and the mountains and the waterfalls here. Our winters are prettier. And Mother Superior is way cooler than the Detroit River. (Sorry, but it's true.)
Augh. Anyway, this was all sooo OT, but if you are ever coming up this way, PM me. We should hang out.