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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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Oct 9, 2009 - Henry Ford Museum

We reached Ann Arbor,Michigan on October 8th to visit with cousin Dick and wife Sherry Gibson. No sooner hit ground, and off to show us Ann Arbor. Lovely College town and they have a new football stadium that holds over 100K people and it is filled EVERY home game. Can't say that for the pro teams! Impressive...... The next day, we hit the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. Well done, and as most of you know, Cathy and I have an RV, so their displays peaked our interest. Also photographed, was a restored Oscar Mayer Wiener Wagon. Had a friend...

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Sep 22, 2009 - The Henry Ford Museum, MI

We got up early Tuesday morning, went for a walk on the beach, and went to the playground before we hit the road for a short drive to the Henry Ford Museum. The museum was really a neat place! More than just cars, it also had exhibits on planes, agriculture, locomotives, and civil rights. It was very well done and had kid stuff sprinkled throughout so Case stayed interested. Of course, as he does on all of our outings, Reed slept in his pouch.

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Aug 3, 2009 - Dearborn, MI

Our last morning in Dearborn included a tour of "The Rouge". Back in the 1920's Henry Ford had already been successful in producing the Model T, affectionately known as the Tin Lizzy. He depended on suppliers for many parts on that car and many times production was held up because the parts weren't available. Ford envisioned a manufacturing facility that made all the parts needed for his automobiles. He built that factory on the Rouge River. It had a deep water channel from Lake Erie and ore ships docked right along side the factory. The...

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Aug 3, 2009 - Dearborn Day 3

This morning we went back over to the Ford Rouge Factory and took a tour. The Rouge was launched in 1917. We were able to view the assembly line workers putting together the 2010 Ford F150 Truck. This is an amazing process cann't even believe how many trucks they make in one day. They all have a job that only take 1 minute to complete as the truck moves from one person to the other on the line till it is driven off the end. It really is a amazing process and shows what a smart man Ford was and how he changed the world. They would not let us...

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Summer 2009

Aug 2, 2009 - The Henry Ford

Today we took in The Henry Ford, a museum that is almost right up there with Smithsonian. It is overwhelming in every way. Areas dedicated to flight, rail transportation, American furniture, farm machinery, telephones, autos, watches and watchmaking, silver and pewter, Rosa Parks, womens rights, and on and on and on. It's not exactly laid out in a user friendly floorplan. You keep thinking you missed something, and I'm sure we did. We had enough time in the afternoon to go to the Ford mansion Fair Lane. As we were driving in, we saw a...

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Aug 2, 2009 - Dearborn - Day 2

Day two in Dearborn was another busy day. We started out with the Ford Museum. There was so much in it took us about 3 hours to go though it. There was hugh farm equipment, trains, cars, airplanes, and the Oscar Mayer Car. They had a special part with Rock, guitars and cars that was my favorite part. After we finish the Museum, got a quick bit to eat and then headed over to Ford's Estate. We got there and it was closed to tours of the inside because it was Ford's Birthday. So we could only walk around the grounds which are hugh. The guys...

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Summer 2009

Aug 1, 2009 - Greenfield Village

Today we all went to the Greenfield Village. This is a very interesting museum if you will. The Village is all outside, comprised of original buildings that have been moved to the site, most date from the 1800's and early 1900's. Some are reproductions built on site. The really nice thing is there are docents everywhere telling you about life in that era. Many of the docents have the skills necessary to do the jobs at the different venues. There is a working farm, a railroad roundhouse with machine shop, a craftsworks area, a whole section...

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Aug 1, 2009 - Dearborn, MI

Wow what a day this was. Visiting the Greenfield Village where we traveled back in time to the 1800s and 1900s. We walked all day through the Working Farms, Craftwork shops, Henry Fords Home and the starting of his company. His friends house like Thomas Edison who help him get his start since he work for Edison and took him a idea. Firestone who worked on tires with him. Noah Webster who wrote the dictionary and the Wright Brothers Bike Shop where they build the 1st plane. With everyone that works there dressed in the period doing there...

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Summer 2009

Jul 31, 2009 - Dearborn, MI

The bus is in Dearborn, MI. ========================================================================= Drivers Log: 470 miles this leg, 5804 miles total. How we got here: See Google Map "Drive to Dearborn, MI" A to B 192 miles overnight at the Malloy's, B to C 47 miles two nights at Indiana Dunes State Park, C to D day trip in the Honda to Indy, C to E 231 miles to the Elks Lodge # 1945 Dearborn, MI. Stamps this leg 1, 14 stamps total ========================================================================= Yesterday I posted our day trip to...

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Jul 19, 2009 - Dearborn, MI

We are staying at Wayne County fairground, came to the area to attend the Roush viewing of the 2010 Ford Mustang. At the fairground, we found a Ford swap meet and car show. Just down the road at Willow Run airport was an air show, featuring the Blue Angles with the Budweiser Clydesdale. The Clydesdale horse stayed at the fairground, just in front of us. We really lucked out this weekend.

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May 14, 2009 - Ford Museum

Hi Everyone, Rufus and I have traveled to visit our boy Jim's brother and family in Dearborn, Michigan. Jama, Joe's wife, made some wonderful food and had these delicious cookies just for us. We really like her! All of the family came out for a cookout and we met almost all of their children and grandchildren. We decided to stay for a couple of days and visit the Henry Ford Village. We have several pictures of that visit for you to see. See the old 1916 Model T Ford that we rode in. We also rode the train and an old 1933 Ford bus. Henry...

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