I forgot to show you last night’s luxurious hotel in Sheboygan: Today is our last day of touring the Great Lakes, and by the end of the day we will have come full circle. We had a morning tour of the Kohler Manufacturing plant in the town of Kohler. No photos were allowed inside the … Continue reading We’ve Come Full Circle
Snow and Football
The Great Lakes Model A Tour is approaching it’s end. This is the 20th day of the tour, and we started driving south. We have had relatively good weather… At first, we had pretty warm weather, then we had periods of rain, but still not too cold. Then, suddenly, the temps dropped. On the first … Continue reading Snow and Football
Ferry Crossing and Unusual Food
This is our 19th day of the Great Lakes Tour (Sat., October 12). We started the day with an early morning 4-hour car ferry crossing of Lake Michigan. We departed from Ludington, MI, and landed in Manitowac, WI. Some passengers didn’t enjoy the motion of the waves at the beginning of the sail, and although … Continue reading Ferry Crossing and Unusual Food
Rained Out in the UP (Upper Peninsula)
Day 7 of the Model A Tour of the Great Lakes started early as we left our hotel and prepared to drive to Bayfield, WI, for a 3-hour narrated boat cruise of Lake Superior. However, we stopped for breakfast half way there and learned that the cruise had been cancelled. We were disappointed, but in … Continue reading Rained Out in the UP (Upper Peninsula)
We Reach Lake Superior
Today’s drive northward took us along scenic highways and we saw more color and we drove toward Ashland, WI. It was drizzly today, but we stopped at Copper Falls for a pleasant hike through this Wisconsin State Park. No, there are no copper mines here. The Bad River leading to Copper Falls gets its copper … Continue reading We Reach Lake Superior
The Berries Have It!
On the fifth day of the Great Lakes Tour (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019), our Model A Fords found their way to Warrens, WI, to the Cranberry Capital of the World! This weekend is the Cranberry Fest, the largest craft show and flea market (1,400 booths) in the U.S. Everything cranberry - plus all kinds of … Continue reading The Berries Have It!
We’re Running Away to the Circus
On our 4th day of the Model A Great Lakes Tour, we took an early country drive to visit the Carr Valley Cheese factory. Afterwards, we took a leisurely drive through beautiful country. Lots of animals and crops – Two crops we could easily recognize were corn and soybeans, sometimes in the same field. This … Continue reading We’re Running Away to the Circus
CAN YOU HEAR THE HARLEYS?
The Model A Touring Club left our hotel in West Allis, Wisconsin, this morning to take a ‘Steel Toe Tour” of the Harley-Davidson Factory in Menomonee Falls, WI. Our MATC tour group got split into 4 smaller groups for an up-close view of the assembly lines, powder coating, and machining. And, Harley-Davidson was serious about … Continue reading CAN YOU HEAR THE HARLEYS?
Fred Miller’s Ghost?
Day 2 of the Great Lakes Tour started with a morning tour of the Miller Brewing Company Headquarters and Brewery. Here in the “Miller Valley” they define hospitality in a whole new way. Our personal tour guide (with the assistance of Frederick Miller’s ghost) explained over 160 years of brewing history with a modern-day twist: … Continue reading Fred Miller’s Ghost?