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