The last time I was there I only had an hour or two to see the sights (conservatively you need two solid days and some good walking shoes). At the time they were just working on restoring and installing the only Dymaxion house in the world, so we figured it was time to go again.
So this week we went on an extended road trip and had a wonderful time at the Henry Ford Museum. It is definitely on the list of places everyone should go to before they die. Particularly if you’re interested in engineering, invention, design, history, cars, bikes, flying things, or trains.
Just because it’s smack dab around the middle of the country in a state that has had it’s fair share of gut punches doesn’t mean you have an excuse not to go. Find some time to spend a day or two there.
While we were exploring we found this cute little shop about an hour north of Detroit. Everything (except for the giant Sinclair Dinosaur) was for sale, including the cars, gas pumps, and signs. Very fun and reminiscent of the places that you used to be able to find pretty easily pre-Ebay. We climbed all over this sample… from 93 years ago. OK, those seats are not original but everything else pretty much is and it has a top speed of something incredible like 40mph!
On to the links…
——Top Five Links——-
1. This won an Emmy, cleverly orchestrated.
3. Me want.
Infoporn du jour… US Open Edition…
Sam Rockwell, most unsung actor in Hollywood. If you haven’t seen him in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Three Kings, or Moon, you’re missing something.