Being a compendium of thoughts as we drive and drive and....
We are definitely not in South Dakota anymore. We started the day with Yemeni breakfast in Dearborn, Michigan and ended with Indian dinner in Niagara Falls, Canada.
Over that spicy breakfast, we made the decision to spend the day at Greenfield Village instead of the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. It was a beautiful day and Laura was feeling old school. Friday in May = tons of school kids but it was fun. We could not help but notice the persistent storyline of African Americans who overcame enslavement and other hardships to contribute to American culture rather than a frank admission of the horrors of slavery.
We spent some time in the weaving exhibit learning about the manually-operated Jacquard loom (with hand punched control cards) and a cool dobby loom.
One surprise was a quite good art glass collection.
Then it was over the Ambassador Bridge to Canada and onto Niagara Falls, which is our penultimate destination and one of the primary landmarks of our trip planning. We are on the 19th floor of our hotel, with a view of American Falls.