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Jul 27, 2013 - Ford Rouge Factory Tour

All the info we read about this tour emphasized that no photos were allowed in the factory. So we didn't take the camera. And of course there WERE places where you could take photographs! This plant was of special interest to us since all the F-150's are assembled here! Ours has a sticker saying it was from the Dearborn plant. Gerry began our morning with ham and cheese omelets (individual), banana bread, and fresh fruit. He and Vicki were wonderful hosts and really made us feel at home. We were sorry to leave, but after breakfast, we...

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Jul 26, 2013 - The Henry Ford - Greenfield Village

Friday morning began with coffee, of course. I dressed and went downstairs to fix us each a cup….wonderful partner that I am! Returning upstairs, I finished my toilette and gathered our belongings for a day of walking. We knew that Greenfield Village was large, but I didn’t really expect to walk almost 5 miles, which is what we did on Friday! Gerry got our day off to a decadent start with stuffed French toast (to die for!), fresh strawberries and bananas, and banana nut bread. Oh well, if I must, I must! What a pleasure to sit down to a...

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Jul 25, 2013 - The Henry Ford - Museum

We pulled out of the campground earlier than we had anticipated – guess we were excited and that woke us up early. The trip to Wyandotte (which is where the B&B is located) is about a 4-5 hour trip. We don’t rush on the road, and Ralph keeps the truck at a steady 60 mph on the Interstate. We had made arrangements with Vicki at the B&B to pick up our vouchers for The Henry Ford as soon as we arrived. Rooms aren’t available until late afternoon. When we arrived at The Henry Ford (hereafter known as THF) about 12:30pm, we turned in our...

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May 30, 2013 - Dearborn MI

Convaincu par les annonces publicitaires sur CNN, je décide de visiter le muséee d"henry Ford. Les annonces sont uniquement dédiées au musée mais une ois sur place on se rend compte que le complexe Ford est beaucoup plus complexe qu'un seul musée. Le musée raconte l'histoire contemporaine à partir des diligences, des trains, des voitures, des avions, de la machinerie agricole, du dévelopement residentiel: somme toute une histoire illustrée du développement socio-économique de l'amérique; il y a même un train chasse neige du CP. Il ne faut...

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Sep 22, 2012 - Trucks, Americana and tornados

Today worked out great. We got up and left Stony Bridge, OH at 9:20. We stopped at the Visitor Center coming into Michigan and were at the Wayne County Fairgrounds and RV Park by 10:40. The Henry Ford is only 20 minutes down the road. We parked alongside the 4H building. There was an Irish Setter and Gordon Setter dog show going on not 100 feet in front of the trailer. I took a couple of pictures before we left for The Henry Ford. There will also be judging tomorrow morning and I hope to watch a tiny bit before we leave for Traverse City....

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Aug 23, 2011 - Visiting Henry Ford

Our first day in the U.S. and all we kept finding while trying to cross the border were roads closed and exits cut off so we ended up driving around Sarnia for about 20 minutes trying to find the right way to the bridge. The kids and Mike were convinced that the water we crossed over was an ocean because it was so big. It was actually Lake Huron! We could see lots of freighters on it and one was crossing underneath us at the same time we were going over the bridge. No problems at the border and no inspections for fruits or vegetables. Guess...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Henry Ford Revisited

From Cleveland we headed north to Dearborn, MI where we wanted to visit the Henry Ford complex which consists of the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Rouge Factory Tour. We had been told to allow at least 2 days if not 3 for the stop, but naturally only had 1 day. Our plan to travel slowly this year worked fine until after Lake George when we only allowed 9 days to make it to our Hillman, MI stay and then ran into mechanical trouble on the way. So we opted for the Greenfield Village tour, right or wrong; we did enjoy it...

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Jul 25, 2011 - Rouge assembly plant

We met up with Steve at noon and traveled back to Dearborn to tour the Ford assembly plant for the F150. Flo and Becca met us there for the tour. The Rouge plant is a showplace for some of the environmental technologies Ford is testing. One of these is a living roof which is covered with sedum. The highlight of the tour was the self guided tour of the assembly line on a catwalk above the workers. Ford has created a very enjoyable experience and even some of us GM people were impressed. Bill

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Steele summer 2011

Jul 24, 2011 - Henry Ford

We requested the GM guy to take us to Dearborn and the Ford Museum. This is a must see for anyone with an interest in history. The village is a first class array of buildings, streets and walkways. It is the best group of displays of its kind. The buildings are reconstructions based on events in Henry Fords life. Edison's Menlo Park complex with many of the original furnishings, Wrights bicycle shop, Early power plant equipment were the highlights. The Ford family had the desire and the money to gather these artifacts and they are displayed...

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Steele summer 2011

May 14, 2011 - Dearborn, Michigan

We had a long day driving on Thursday. Several cities along the way had not updated their roads in the national GPS system, so we ended up taking some wrong turns. But we finally made it to the Dearborn, MI campground and were pleased that it is nicer than we'd read it would be (there are a lot of cranky RV campround reviewers on the web). We're parked alongside a lake that is home to several pairs of swans. We went to the Ford Museum and Greenfield Village yesterday. The Village is a re-created city that Ford built to remind him of his...

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Jul 6, 2010 - The Henry Ford Factory & Museum

We spent today touring the Ford Factory and museum with the Jackson family. Of course we would have to be there the one week the production plant is closed during the summer! The factory was still very interesting, but I would have loved to see it in action! The Henry Ford museum was really fascinating though! We were in the museum for 5 hours and could easily have spent all day there and still not seen everything. It is 12 acres under one roof and has MUCH more than just automobiles. Sammy’s favorite was the miniature doll houses, Ryan’s...

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Jul 5, 2010 - Dearborn, Michigan

We spent a good portion of today traveling to Dearborn, Michigan. Once again, MapQuest said it should take 4.5 hours and it took us 6.5! I know we have a 42 foot box towing a Jeep going down the road, but Russell is still able to do the speed limit. We did have to detour off the interstate for quite a while to avoid a backup from an accident, so that ate up some of our time. When we pulled into the Detroit Greenfield RV Park, which is actually in Ypsilanti (and I have NO idea how to say that!), we were all ready to get out and run around...

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