2017 – Michigan & Canada

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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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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 … Continue reading »

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Homeland

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 … Continue reading »

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Toronto

We started the day on the subway again heading downtown. Then to the aquarium. We found him. Then a quick lunch and then we stopped by the railroad museum. Then on the subway again to go a little ways north where we went to Casa Loma castle. We had a final ride in the subway … Continue reading »

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Niagara Falls

We started the morning EARLY. Leaving the hotel before 6:00. We swung by McDonalds since the hotel was not serving breakfast yet. We went back to the subway for the long ride in to downtown. At Union station we boarded a Via train (think Canada’s version of Amtrak) for a two hour ride to Niagara … Continue reading »

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O Canada

We had a slow start today. Took it slow cause we were not in a hurry. We checked out of hotel number two and hit the road towards Toronto. We went through a tunnel under the river. Then went through 20 questions with Canada officials and we were officially out of the country. The drive … Continue reading »

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The Henry Ford

After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we drove to The Henry Ford museum. We first went and took the Ford Rouge factory tour where they build F150’s.  Then back to the museum.? For my good friends… The car Kennedy was asassinated in… The bus Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Michael is … Continue reading »

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Arriving Dearborn

Our train got in to Dearborn at 11:50pm. We walked next door to our hotel and went to bed. We took the morning slow to catch up on sleep, but I did go at 8:30 to get our rental car.  We checked out of that hotel at 11:30, got some lunch and then headed to … Continue reading »

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