I was in Norwalk, Ohio for the NHRA races this last weekend and drove up to Milan to see his birthplace. I knew it would be closed but I still took a couple pictures to share. Next time I will make a weekend out of it. Sorry if these have been posted before... I'm still reading and learning.
Post by PhenolResin on May 5, 2010 17:36:41 GMT -5
Thanks for the pics, mcdaidjp! I've visited the birthplace a few times myself, and I'm glad to see it's holding up well. Always worried that that gigantic tree would get toppled over by a storm & crush the structure. Don & Bobbie have a sweet little antique shop in Milan, and are some of the most humblest people I've ever met!! It'd be a shame if you weren't able to visit. Don loves his Cleveland Indians too! The town itself is very quaint as well. If I could I'd retire there
Post by PhenolResin on May 6, 2010 18:33:28 GMT -5
The West Orange Plant is great too! It had been under some reconstructive surgery in recent years and was closed to visitors-might be open now. Glenmont is nice as well, but it just doesn't have the nuts n bolts grit of the plant, where it was all happenin'. If you ever get chance to, I highly recommennd the Henry Ford Museum at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. You could easily spend an entire weekend there, and it won't rape your wallet as badly as DisneyWorld! No rides mind you, just a genuine re-enactment of days gone by.
Post by PhenolResin on May 8, 2010 19:05:58 GMT -5
That's great! Thanks, Shane. Looks like they must have fixed the elevator going up to the second floor, cause you can now go up there & check it out. Then again there also was a wooden staircase to the next level that was roped off. Self guided too - no more ranger tour guides!! Wonder if they installed some type of audio transmitter device for the guests. I always found the 'human' tour guides informative & it's be a shame to let guests go through clueless of their surrondings. Wish I could check out that second floor - too far for me to travel now.