After we got our fill of the cars and treasures inside the Henry Ford Museum we decided to visit The Greenfield Village which is next door to the Henry Ford Museum. A small village of 80 acres with around 83 historic buildings either built there or transported to create the authentic feeling of what life was like in the 1800’s.
I never thought I would go to Detroit in my life…. ever. Seriously never ever did that ever cross my mind… ever.
There were many things that I found unappealing about Detroit, the high crime for starters. But what bothered me most about Detroit is that it’s Ford country. Now all you Ford fans, do not get offended, it’s a NASCAR thing. My alliance in 2007 was with Dodge and Chevy thanks to my fondness for Bobby Labonte, who drove the #43 Dodge Cheerios car and Dale Earnhardt Jr turned left famously in his red #8 Chevy Bud car.
I am not a fan of zoos. I hate seeing animals caged up but the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium was highly recommend by my friend Jen and Stacie, the bride of the wedding I had attended. I arrived at the zoo with not much time before I needed to get to the airport. I guess I had spent too much time at the air museum and safari, but me running behind was typical.
While I was visiting the Strategic Air & Space Museum I had noticed a pamphlet for the Lee G Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari. Never one to pass up adding more to an already booked schedule I decided to continue my morning adventure in Ashland by taking in a few “wild” animals before returning to Omaha. Most importantly I got to continue driving my rental car that I was thoroughly enjoying… it had a few more horses under the hood than my non-souped up truck at home.
Trip Rewinds are stories from my earlier travels prior to the Paws for Beer blog’s creation. The stories may be oldies, but hopefully you find them to be goodies 🙂
Over the next few postings I will tell you about my trip to Omaha Nebraska.