Coming Home

Our last day started early with breakfast at 6:30. After that we stepped of the train in Texarkana. Here is Michael with one foot in Arkansas and one in Texas (approx.).

We pulled into Fort Worth right on time.

We took an Uber back to back to our friends house where we got our car and headed back to Amarillo.

We got home around 7:45.

It was a good trip and we were happy to go places and see things we have never seen before.

Until next year. 

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Returning On Amtrak

The day started early. We left our final hotel at 6:15am and walked a couple of hundred yards to the train station next door. It was raining, but fortunately no heavily. 

Michael at the Dearborn Station. 

Our train was on time. We were in business class on this train. It was about a five hour trip to Chicago. 

We arrived into Chicago Union Station and went to leave our bags in the Metropolitan Lounge. Then we walked down the street to Lou Mitchell’s for lunch. 

Our next train, the Texas Eagle, boarded and left right on time at 1:45. As usual, we are in sleeper. We have two small roomettes. 

We just hung out and relaxed and let Amtrak do the driving. We eventually went to dinner and all had steak and shrimp.

We had an extended stop in St Louis. 

After that stop, I made everyone’s bed and time to get some sleep to the sways of the train. 

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Last Day In Michigan

Today was a slow day. We slept in a little and then checked out of hotel number four. We then went to play not one, but TWO escape rooms.

The place we went needed to reschedule is later so they gave us a second room for free. We got out of both of them even with the second only having an 18% escape rate.

We were planning on the zoo after that but we got lots and lots of rain. So we grabbed some lunch and drove back to hotel number one that is next door to the train station. We had some pizza delivered while I went and returned the rental car.

Now we are settling in to get to bed early cause the train leaves at 6:50am. Oh, and a good chance of rain so it could be an interesting walk to the station.

No pictures today so here is one of me and of the little guy we are all missing.

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Greenfield Village

Today was all Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford.

Train ride.

We took a ride in a horse drawn bus. Then a model T bus and while we were on that who walked by? Mo Rocca.

Turns out they were filming today for Innovation Nation which is a show I watch on Saturday mornings.

We happened upon him several time around the place.

And then we were able to get a pic with him.


We got to ride in some Model T’s

Stephen tried walking with some ducks.

This was a courthouse that Abraham Lincoln worked as a lawyer.

While we were watching some filming going on, a group of people walked up. I saw one guy who I thought looked like someone who would be famous, but I did not know who or take a picture. Found out later it was JJ Abrams. Yup, he was there.

It was a long, tiring day, but we loved it. Tomorrow will be our last full day in Detroit.

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Today was pretty simple. We slept in a little later then checked out of hotel number three. On our way back to the states, we stopped off to see a Canadian destroyer from World War II.

After that is was just the drive back to the good ole USA. We went over the bridge this time instead of the tunnel.

After crossing the border, we went and checked into hotel number four. We went and got dinner at some Tai place and then back to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow.

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