Sunday, September 2, 2012

Clark in Michigan: Day 2

Clark spent a weekend with me just outside Detroit, Michigan, while I was up there for a work assignment.  We saw some truly interesting things, such as this moose wearing a tiara at the SideTrack Cafe in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Across the hall was a counterpoint moose wearing a top hat!  Ha!  Quite the unique sense of humor in Michigan.  (And excellent beer!  Michigan appears to host an outstanding collective of micro-breweries, and there is no lack of excellent drink!)
As I mentioned earlier, we spent a little time in and around Detroit.  As part of the Henry Ford Museum excursion, we took in the exhibits inside the museum as well.

For example, they host some of the world-record setting gasoline-powered race cars, like the GoldenRod!  409.277 MPH across the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1965.  Amazing.  Could you imagine being scrunched down inside that little cabin at those speeds?

Clark posed next to the school bus that Granddad rode to school in his younger days.  Hahahaha!
 A 1984 Ford Escort -- could it be Lisa's first car?  Wow!
A replica of the Wright Brothers first flyer.
 Dad's first car -- yes, I was too cool back then.  Not sure when I lost my mojo.  Probably when the kids came along.  Hmmm ....

 A solemn moment:  viewing the limousine in which John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
 A flashback for Nanny to her 1950's high school days!
 I am Generation X.  And you?

 One of the more striking aspects of our American history is the immense power and size of the machines from the industrial age.  Here are some huge steam engines from the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Very, very impressive.

 Those were the highlights from the Henry Ford Museum, although there was MUCH, MUCH more that we did not even capture.  Both Clark and I very much recommend that you take a tour if you have the opportunity!

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