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Jul 14, 2013 - The Detroit Tour Continues

July 14, 2013 Utica and Detroit, MI Passengers Only – NO Driving Paul and Eileen continued their tour from yesterday. Today we visited many of the neighborhoods where the Sroka and Horbal families lived in Detroit from the early part of the 20th century. Sadly much of the history there has been lost in the urban blight or as Paul called it the “urban prairies” of Detroit. Much of Detroit’s population has fled to the suburbs for several decades and vast neighborhoods have been left to rot. Property values have sunk to zero and owners can’t...

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Jul 13, 2013 - Our Tour of the Detroit Area

July 13, 2013 Utica, Detroit & Dearborn, MI Passengers Only – NO Driving Paul and Eileen are wonderful tour guides and we took advantage of them all day. We spent a good portion of the day in a tour of the Ford Rouge River Plant where Ford F-150 trucks are produced. During the tour we were able to see a history of the Ford Motor Company and observe the entire final production line from the catwalks above. Ford is on an annual shutdown so the line was only moving slowly as they perfected new parts and assembly methods at each of the...

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Jul 12, 2013 - From Nappanee to Utica, MI

July 12, 2013 Nappanee, IN – Utica, MI 249 miles We were up early to pack our Jeep and ready the motorhome for moving to Newmar Customer Service. Our Team Leader Carl Miller arrived at 9:00 AM and spent nearly an hour examining our unit and answering questions we had about operation of various systems. We agreed on the scope of work to be performed next week and then finished loading our car. We left Nappanee about 10:30 AM and drove through Amish country to Goshen and then on to the Indiana Turnpike. The further north we drove the more...

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