Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31, 2014 – Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

Clearly, not-to-be-missed in the Detroit area, and highlights of our reunion, are the Henry Ford Museum and the adjoining Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan. Enroute, we passed the World’s Largest Tire, located along I-94 near the Detroit Airport, it is … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 – Lansing, Michigan State Capitol

This morning, Joe and Jeanne joined Debbie and I for a trip to Lansing to visit Michigan’s State Capitol (our sixteenth this far). The first state capitol was located in Detroit, the original capital of Michigan, and was relocated to … Continue reading

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July 29, 2014 – New Hudson, Michigan – Catching-up with Alaska Trekker Friends

Our drive to New Hudson, just outside Detroit, was uneventful. However, there was one water tower which caught Debbie’s eye and we were intrigued by what seemed to be overkill in directing motorists to turn “Left”. Arriving at our campground, … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 – Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Matthaei Botanical Museum

We woke to an overcast day with temperatures in the high 50os and almost no humidity. Our first destination was the University of Michigan’s main campus in Ann Arbor to visit the As with the four presidential libraries we’ve visited … Continue reading

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July 27, 2014 – Ypsilanti, Michigan

As we left our Shreve campground, after having a late breakfast with Ken and Gloria, Debbie spotted two Traveling northwest toward Toledo, we knew we were still in Amish rural farm country and northern Bible-belt country as we made our … Continue reading

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July 25-26, 2014 – Shreve, OH

Friday – July 25 – Heading west along I-70, we crossed the Monongalia River into for a total of just 14 miles before crossing the Ohio River and finally to After missing a turn due to very confusing route signage, … Continue reading

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July 24, 2014 – Langhorne to New Stanton, PA

As I admittedly tend to get restless after 4-6 weeks at home, it felt great to hit the road again despite being our longest mileage day for this trip. Living in the Philadelphia suburbs where urbanization and “cookie-cutter” subdivisions dominate … Continue reading

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