|Our Campsite at St. Clair|
On Saturday, we all headed into the Henry Ford. The first part of our day was spent at The Rouge where Ford was making F150s. It was really neat, but unfortunately didn't allow photos. Seeing the use of robots was a great segue into a trip once we got into Chicago. One thing that really stuck out to me was the equal mix of men vs. women workers.
After the tour, we headed to Greenfield Village where Henry Ford had different buildings from around the country moved there. We saw the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop and really enjoyed seeing Thomas Edison's Menlo Park. One of the coolest things was hearing his Phonograph making a recording and playing it back. We didn't have quite as much time as we would have liked, but my family sort of sucks getting up and out in the morning!
On Sunday, we attended the Michigan Ride for Kids. One of the big disappointments with this trip is that we'll miss the Baltimore/Washington Ride for Kids. We have attended that one for the past 10 years since Paige was first diagnosed. the folks at the Michigan ride were really friendly. This year, we had a ton of riders- Paige rode, Alan and Logan shared a sidecar, and June rode on a motorcycle for the first time in her life. Everyone was very pleased with the ride- including Logan who fell asleep about 1/2 way into the ride.
And now, this was the beginning of the end of our original planned route. We were planning on leaving on Tuesday, but Mandie's back hurt and we stuck around until Friday.
Ok, same deal with this one- go to Flickr for photos!