EAST COAST USA / CANADA: London?

It’s now March. Which means that NEXT MONTH, we’ll be in America.

Readers of this blog may be wondering why this trip is so exciting; we travel all the time, what makes this trip so different? Well, firstly, the reason this blog came into creation was because of an American Road Trip, back in 2013 so there is a nice bit of nostalgia going on. Following on from that, it’s been a long time coming. 3 years? How?! It was an amazing adventure, and this trip should have occurred a lot sooner than this.

Hence finally, in all honesty, the logistics of this trip are a bit nightmarish.

Not just all of the actual trip organisation, but getting grown up adults with full time jobs there. The first time we went, there were only two of us AND I was a student. Things are a bit different now.

I won’t go into the details, as I’m sure everyone is aware of the difficulties, but the fact that four working people have managed to take this long out of their busy schedules is nothing short of a miracle.

So, yeh. I’m a bit excitable / still slightly in shock that it’s all happening. Though saying that, Naomi mentioned that if I continued to suggest Cake By The Ocean as our Road Trip Theme Song, she would change her flights to Hawaii. But thinking about it, by this point *starts weeping* she will have flown back, so I can play that song all I like without her flying to a tropical island.

Anyway. On to the next stop… It’s a whistle stop, but one I am VERY excited about – London. Well, in all honesty, the place we’ll be staying isn’t actually the important part, it just needs to be a hotel en route to Niagara, from Chicago, including the museum stop off and the thing I am exceptionally excited about… THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM.

Yes it is a museum of the creator of the Ford car. But it is a lot more than that.

https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/henry-ford-museum/

I’ve tried to plan my visit, but I’m worried there is actually too much that I want to see there. The top thing on my list (out of sheer, strange fascination) is the chair that Abraham Lincoln was shot in. Yep, they have that. That should hopefully set a precedent (get it *nudge nudge wink wink*) for what the rest of the museum holds.

It also hosts the Kennedy Limousine, the bus that Rosa Parks made history in, The Wright Brother’s actual shop and Thomas Edison’s laboratory (ok that one is a recreation).

As aforementioned in previous posts, we are all about the crazy and courageous, weird and wonderful, and I think this museum has everything that my hopes and dreams have had in mind for a while.

Have you ever been? Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a stopover? There’s potential I’ve just chosen London because it’s comical that we actually all live near/in London, England.

Abi

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@travelteatv

P.S. Yes, I know that the museum is near Detroit. No, I do not want to stay there. Thanks.

P.P.S. To see what the rest of our journey has in store, check in with us again next Wednesday, or click right HERE.

 

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