Monday, July 23, 2012

Visit to Greenfield Village

My mom invited the hubby and I out to visit Greenfield Village with her a couple of weeks ago.  We weren't really sure what it was that we were signing up for, but decided to make an adventure of it.  I'm glad that we went.  Greenfield Village is a part of the Henry Ford Museum that recreates life in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

While we were there we got to see a live-action farm complete with cows, sheep, chickens, and turkeys.  We also got to tour several houses turn of the century houses.  In one house the ladies were baking a strawberry shortcake.  However, due to the exceptional heat that Michigan has experienced this summer, the strawberries came from the "magical" Meijer, not the garden like usual.  I thought it was interesting that the ladies were plugging Meijer (one of the local supermarkets) while dressed in authentic clothing and working in an authentic house.  It seemed a bit out of place.  Seeing as how it was hotter inside with the ovens going (and no air conditioning), we high tailed it to our next adventure.

Which happened to be beers.  Say what you want, but there is nothing better than a nice cold brew on a hot summer day.  From there, we meandered over to the Model T's and took a ride around the grounds.  The Model T was much more comfortable than I expected it to be, but given many people sit in those seats on a daily basis they are probably well worn.

Greenfield Village was a lot of fun.  I'm looking forward to going to the Henry Ford next month to see the Titanic exhibit.


  1. Before my husband passed we went to the ford but not I wanted to visit there. glad you got to see it.

    1. Well, if you happen to find yourself in Michigan in the next two years maybe we can go. :)

      We're trying to find all of the neat stuff to do before we leave Michigan.

    2. I think it's great to get around to see all the things you can. Last year, when I took the summer off, we visited the courthouse because I really wanted to see the marble inside. It is gorgeous. We rode the city bus to a town 20 miles out, that was fun! We just pretended we were tourists and really saw our town thru different glasses.

    3. That's a really great idea, Mom! We're looking forward to be "tourists" with you in a couple of weeks. We'll need to figure out some new stuff to do.