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Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

26 July 2020 The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is one of the great collections of Americana.  It has several components, the main being the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village and the Ford River Rouge Factory.  The … Continue reading

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Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan

25 and 26 July 2020 Continuing south through Michigan we visited the capital city of Lansing and based our next three nights in Ann Arbor, about 45 minutes west of Detroit.  East Lansing, home of the Michigan State Spartans, and … Continue reading

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

23 and 24 July 2020 Mackinac Island is located near the Straits of Mackinac, the dividing line between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, on the Lake Huron side.  Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) Island was America’s second national park after Yellowstone, however … Continue reading

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Michigan

22 July 2020 Upper Falls Travelling across the UP from Pictured Rocks to Sault Ste. Marie, we stopped at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, a heavily visited spot about 10 miles west of Paradise, well the small town of Paradise, Michigan … Continue reading

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Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, Michigan

20 and 21 July 2020 Continuing our tour of the UP, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we drove east to Munising and Pictured Rocks National Shoreline.  We spent two days hiking in Pictured Rocks and took a lake shore cruise.  We considered … Continue reading

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Porcupine Mountain State Park, Michigan

19 July 2020 Lake of the Clouds From our base in Houghton, we drove west to Porcupine Mountain State Park which turned out to be one of the trip’s best days so far.  The mountains, also known as the Porkies, … Continue reading

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Copper Harbor Scenic Drive, Michigan

18 July 2020 Copper Harbor Lighthouse Houghton is the largest town in this part of Michigan and where we chose to base up for the next few days.  It is midway between Copper Harbor and Porcupine Mountain State Park.  Today … Continue reading

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Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin

15 – 17 July 2020 Milwaukee Art Museum Continuing our tour of the Great Lakes, we drove up the west side of Lake Michigan through Wisconsin, one of only three states I had yet to visit.  (Only two left, Rhode … Continue reading

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Chicago Suburbs, Illinois

14 July 2020 Naperville Riverwalk Earlier in the year we had a family trip to Chicago planned but had to postpone due to C19.  Since we were in the area, I thought we’d stop a few places in the suburbs … Continue reading

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South Bend, Indiana

13 July 2020 After driving from Raleigh to Columbus, it was time to get more mileage under our belts.  Today we drove to South Bend, Indiana.  Around mid-day we stopped in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the state’s second largest city.  I … Continue reading

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