Friday, August 28, 2015

Week in Review - St. Clair, MI

We had a good time in St. Clair at the Thousand Trails park there. While there, we had a special treat of Grandma Lisa, Grandpa Alan, and Grandma June coming to visit us. We learned that we like a cheap/crap pizza called Hungry Howie's- sometimes it's just easier to order food on moving days than to get setup + make food.
St. Clair, MI and Henry Ford Museum
Our Campsite at St. Clair
We had another fairly low key week, just hanging out at the camper from Tuesday to Thursday until everyone showed up. Thursday and Friday were also fairly low key "camping" kinds of days. We had fires and cooked over the grill. Good stuff - we really don't do that enough.

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!


  1. If you are in the upper midwest, "Jet's Pizza" is even better than Hungry Howies... If you are still in the Detroit area (like the Dearborn area in particular), check out "Buddy's Pizza".

    It's a sit down place, but they have a really unique way of making it. Detroit style is where the cheese is backed in between two layers of sauce. Have fun - Detroit gets a bad rap, it's really a nice area

  2. I have been following your blog and awfully glad that you have finally posted some new posts. Hope you are having as good of a time as you hoped.