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I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ann Arbor and Windsor, Onterio, July 5

We left Grass Lake early on Tuesday and headed over to the Belleville Moose Lodge for some "blacktop camping".  Belleville is located about 15 miles from Ann Arbor, where President Ford's Presidential Library is located on the  University of Michigan Campus.  We set up our rigs  and headed out to Ann Arbor.  The Ford Presidential Library is separate from the Ford Presidential Museum, although is managed by the same entity. The Museum is located in Grand Rapids, Ford's birthplace and home town.  President Ford wanted the Library housed in Ann Arbor, his  college alma mater.

 The lobby of the library houses quite a few exhibits, and was featuring an exhibit on Ford's visit to China during his term as President.
 There is a nice time line of President Ford's term of office, which the girls are admiring.
 This was one of the gifts received when in China.  Below is an interesting sculpture that is located in the courtyard of the library. It is a kinetic sculpture and turns with the slightest breeze.

All the exhibits are on the lower level of the library in the lobby.   One of the more notable exhibits is about Mrs. Ford, who ironically  passed away a few days after we visited the library. She was a very down to earth lady and the exhibit was a very good insight to her.

After viewing the museum we drove around the campus and Ann Arbor.  Ann Arbor is definitely a college town and the University Campus is spread throughout the community.

This was one of the newer buildings on campus.

As we were driving around we spotted this "green" car located in the art building courtyard.   I think it was an old Gremlin.

We returned to the Moose Lodge and picked some WINS and headed over to Windsor, Ontario to visit our friend "Dancing" Judy.  Judy is is the dance instructor for our WIN dance rally held in Casa Grande, Arizona every year.  She and her mother live in Windsor and catch up with the WINS during the colder months of the year and travel with them.

We visited with Judy for a while and then we all piled into cars and Judy led us on a tour of the water front of Windsor ending up at a cafe for dinner.  After dinner,   we stopped at several of the parks along the water front on the way back to Belleville. The path along the river is really spectacular with the Detroit skyline across the lake.

 The large round building is the GMC headquarters.
 The sunset over the Ambassador Bridge, which is the only bridge across from Detroit to Windsor, made for a nice ending to the day.

Another busy day! Tomorrow we head over to The Henry Ford in Dearborn.

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