A Great Day in San Antonio

Another great day! Lunch on the River Walk...two tamales, two margaritas....then a little shopping for a couple postcards, a couple cigars and on to the local Bath and Body Works store for some more lotion.

Unfortunately, we left the camera at home, so didn't take any pictures today. San Antonio is one of our favorite places, and we do have pictures from our visit two years ago, so it's all good.

Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma

After leaving Michigan, we've been through the above states with a two day stop in Missouri. We've been trying to stick to the 'rules of two'....two days on the road, stop by 2:00 p.m. and stay for two days.

The weather has been warmer the further south we travel. Today it is 82 degrees and feels wonderful. Diesel prices are even cheaper further south. When we started 14 days ago we paid almost $4.00 a gallon, and are now paying $3.21 a gallon, so ya gotta love that!

We always have an idea of our next destination, but don't often stick to the plan. It's so easy to pick an alternate destination for a couple days. There is so much of our country we want to see and feel we've seen so little, despite traveling through so many states.

Where to now? Hmmmm...wherever the sun takes us I guess.


Greenfield Village

Thomas Edison's chair in his laboratory

Thomas Edison laboratory....WOW!

Thomas Edison was a genius...shelves lined
with bottles of every imaginable chemical,
powder, mineral, etc. He hired people to hand
deliver the materials to him so he could keep with
his work.

An original used for transporting farm equipment

The weaving room...fascinating!

Potters at work in the Pottery Barn

Lunch time for this little guy

Inside the Daggett farmhouse. Herbs drying,
apple slices drying...it was so cool!

These women were having a feast of whole
chicken, apple dumplings, cooked cabbage,
apple pie and fresh vegetables all prepared
on an open hearth!

Another view of the kitchen

Noah Webster's Home

Henry Ford's childhood home

Orville Wright's Bicycle Shop

An early Settler's home..walls lined with
newspaper for insulation (click to enlarge)

Daggett Family House


Greenfield Village was just as amazing as the Henry Ford Museum. Our favorite was any and all places related to Thomas Edison. I learned so much about him that I didn't know. He was a brilliant man before his time.

We visited Orville Wright's shop and his home. We saw Noah Webster's retirement home which was huge for its day. Did you know Webster wrote the first dictionary entirely by himself??!!
We saw the cabin that George Washington Carver lived in and a boarding house run by a widow named Sarah Long. The entire experience was like stepping back in time, but most impressive is the fact that the machinery invented and built by these people are still working today.

If you ever make it back to Michigan, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village are a 'must see'.....but allow at least two days to see it all.


Henry Ford Museum

We loved the colors in this one of a kind cars

The chair Abe Lincoln sat in when he was

A 1917 Willies Overland

We were impressed with the building itself,
built in 1927.

Holiday Inn Sign IN the Museum!

Here we go...over 7 acres to tour!

An awesome VW Bus from 1959

Wow! (click on photo to enlarge)

The very car JFK was in when he was shot

We spent several hours touring the Henry Ford Museum. What an amazing tour of our country's history. From the pioneer days to the future, a collection of cars, wagons, farm equipment, household appliances, clocks, sewing machines......it is really unbelievable. We took tons of pictures and obviously won't be able to post all of them, so I will post what we felt was really cool...which is hard, because this museum covers over 7 acres of land and houses spectacular original pieces. We traveled back in time and loved it!


Fall Colors In Michigan

View of Lake from our coach


Pretty fall colors

The weather has been beautiful here during our stay. Temperatures in the high 70's to low 80's, but the leaves are dropping off the trees. A perfect autumn in the Great Lakes.

We have been here 3 days visiting my brother in law. It's been good to see him. He looks well and as always, he has a great attitude.

I will post pictures later of our visit to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We decided after traveling over 2,000 miles to come here we may as well take in some sights.