Travel to Michigan & Wisconsin in 2007
Between July 25th and August 5th, 2007, I traveled first to the state of Michigan for a family reunion of my mother's side of the family. She has 9 brothers and sisters. When they and my cousins and their kids all get together it can be quite a crowd. About 60 were in attendance of this year's reunion in Plymouth, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. While there I revisited the Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The last time I was there was as an elementary school student on a field trip from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I only had vague memories of that visit and wanted to see them again.
After the reunion I returned home for half a day of rest, laundry and repacking. Kristine and I then traveled to the south shore of Lake Superior. We had been invited by another faculty member at Black Hawk College, Herb Lyon from the math department, to come visit him and his wife at their cabin near Herbster, Wisconsin. While there we spent a couple of days walking on the shore, sightseeing, and taking a cruise around the Apostle Islands. We were staying with Herb and Carol when we heard the news that the I-35W bridge in Minniapolis had collapsed. We had recently traveled on I-35E through St. Paul, and both have relatives in the Twin Cities. Fortunately, the collapse did not affect our families or travel plans.
The map of Michigan & Wisconsin and other states shows the areas that were visited and the routes traveled (red line).
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• Lake Superior shoreline, located near Herbster, Wisconsin
• Wooden staircase leading to the shore of Lake Superior
• Lake Superior shore at Cornucopia, Wisconsin
• Devils Island sea caves, Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
• Marina at Cornucopia, Wisconsin
• Deer leaping through a field near Herbster, Wisconsin
• Steam locomotive at Greenfield Village
• Greenfield Village
• Model T Touring Car, Greenfield Village
• The chair from Ford's Theater in which President Lincoln was shot, The Henry Ford Museum
• Steam locomotive, The Henry Ford Museum