Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This morning, the 2nd, after breakfast and reading the digital news, Marilyn and I headed north in the Jeep to Grand Rapids. Our destination was the Gerald R. Ford Museum.

After getting out of the Jeep, we noticed this Michigan football player.IMG_20140602_102002_585

The museum building itself is quite large.IMG_20140602_102028_793

In front of the doors is a statue of Gerald R. Ford.IMG_20140602_102121_881

Behind the museum is a fenced area where Mr. and Mrs. Ford are burried.IMG_20140602_131739_680 IMG_20140602_131836_788

The museum contains many artifacts which and exhibits that trace the life of Gerald R. Ford from birth to Eagle Scout, to college, the practice of law, 25 years in the House of Representatives, to Nixon’s VP, to assuming the Presidency when Nixon resigned, to his death in 2006. It is a museum that is well worth visiting.

As we left for the car, it started to rain, and we were soaked by the time we got back in the Jeep.When we reached the interstate the skies opened up, and we were only able to drive about 35mph. We decided to wait until the rain stopped before finding lunch. We stopped at the McDonald’s in Caledonia. The McDoubles and medium fries were still only $1 each, so we ate for a total of $3.77, which included a senior drink.

This morning, the 3rd, we left for Kalamazoo and a Quest lab for blood work. We asked for a breakfast recommendation, and were pointed to McGonigle’s Irish Pub on East Main Street. The food was delicious. Then, back at the motorhome, I paid bills. Marilyn did a pot roast in the crock pot, so we took dinner over to Dave and Maureen’s.

Tomorrow we are back on the road.

Type at you later.


  1. We toured it last year and really enjoyed it. It was much better than we expected.

  2. Travel safely -- and if you were here in FL during the summer, you'd not mind those heavy rains for driving.....second nature and with their frequency, you'd get lots of practice.....LOL