The Henry Ford

I didn’t really know what The Henry Ford in Dearborn Michigan was until we came here. Silly me, I assumed it was a car museum. But it’s much more. The museum includes important artifacts from American history, such as Kennedy’s Dallas limo and Rosa Parks bus. There is also a village, somewhat like Williamsburg, where you can see Edison’s laboratory and the Wright Brothers workshop.

We stayed at The Henry Autograph Hotel, a new brand by Marriott that is a de-frocked Ritz Carlton. It was a good deal, because the $229 rate included breakfast, admission to The Henry Ford, and a nice coffee table book.

Upon arrival we drove into Detroit to the Motor City Casino and Hotel for dinner at Iridescence, a nice restaurant with a view to the south (yes, south) into Canada. The casino is trying to be a Vegas casino, but the patrons are the usual inner city losers. The restaurant, however, has a different clientele, and our server, Jackie, was wonderful. Recommended.