2019 Trips



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2019 Trips

"The Producers":  We were privileged to have a delightful couple from England who were visiting here with friends.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2019:  All in all, it was a great way to celebrate spring!

FireKeepers Casino & Essenhaus:  The casinos don't seem to be as strict as they used to be about taking pictures in the casinos.

"Old Time Religion":  The tan turkey up front and center was really struttin' his stuff!  He came forward facing the camera and rotated himself back and forth to show us what he had.  One of the men who was standing among us said it was mating season.  As you can see, the lady turkeys were not totally impressed.

"August Rush":  I'm guessing the entire balcony was filled with students who, I assume, are wanting to get into the arts.  After the show was over, all the students came downstairs and took their seats at the very front of the theatre where the actors and musicians came out to give a presentation and a sort of workshop.  It was heart-warming to see 100's of interested students.

"Midlife Crisis":  You can always be assured that the productions at Cornwell's Dinner Theatre are always good for laughs and always good clean entertainment.

Cubs vs Mets:  They lost the game that day, but it was only the second time we attended a game since 2008 that they lost, so not a bad record for us.   Cubs fans are as loyal as they come!

Michigan U.P.:  The original bell off the Edmund Fitzgerald.  After retrieving the bell, they made a replica, inscribed the replica with the names of those who perished, and placed the replica back on the freighter as a memorial.

Cubs vs Padres:  It was a very hot day for the game, but our seat are located under cover, making it very tolerable.

Gun Lake Casino:  I'm not sure why, but I took absolutely no pictures at all at Gun Lake.

"Marvelous Wonderettes":  This show brought back many memories of our high school days filled with music of the 60's that we all know.

Milwaukee Foodie:  We ran across Tom and Carol sitting down to a Bloody Mary, unlike any Bloody Mary I've ever seen.

Arlington:  I couldn't find the slot to put in the quarter for the ride.

"Come From Away":  This usher entertained us while waiting to enter, stressing that there was no intermission, which could have interrupted the momentum of the production.

Cubs vs Giants:  It almost seemed like Notre Dame Day at Wrigley Field this day.

Mackinac Island & Thunder Bay:  Fall is a wonderful time of year to visit Northern Michigan.  There are no large crowds on the island and the kids have gone back to school.  The temperatures were in the very pleasant 60's and mostly sunny.

"Rat Pack":  I love attending performance at Cornwell Theatre/Turkeyville as it is very easy access for those who may have mobility issues, and they have the best bakery and gift shop.  But I have to admit, for some reason, the performance was below their usual (in my opinion).

IKEA:  Departments are set up in ready-made rooms for those just starting out and those who want to redecorate a room and not sure where to start.

Eataly:  Visiting Eataly is an experience in itself.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze:  There was a little girl, maybe 4 years old, seated directly behind me who was in the height of her glory watching the show.  The show was quite razzle-dazzzle and she would yell "WOW" and "How sparkly" and stated at one time that she "wanted to do that".  She was adorable in her white "sparkly" dress.

FireKeepers Nov.:  I did OK and came out a little bit ahead, but I did hear of at least 2 people who had hit $600.00 jackpots.

Eli's Cheesecake:  I do need to add that some of the repeat people on this trip are so eager to go, they pay no attention when getting dressed and put on shoes from 2 different pairs of shoes!

Frankenmuth:  Stepping into Bronner's for the first time can take your breath away!

"Santa Gets a Pink Slip":  On the way home, they drove off into a beautiful sunset.  Florida has nothing over on Indiana & Michigan!

Christkindlmrket & Winter Wonderfest:  Since I had never attended Winter Wonderfest before, I was not aware that it was so child-oriented, but what a delight it was to see their eyes wide-open when they entered the room!  They were jumping up and down, twirling around, and screaming with delight as they got their first glimpse at what they were about to experience.

Mannheim SteamrollerHoneywell always displays artwork from local and area artists that are for sale.  I know there were at least 3 of our passengers who purchased items.