Friday, June 25, 2010

With John and Judy in Grand Rapids

During our time in the Detroit area, we met John and Judy.  They are from Michigan and graciously invited us to join them on a tour of Grand Rapids.  We had a thoroughly good time and were able to see two of the cities main attractions:  Meijer Gardens and the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.

After our time at the Meijer Gardens, we went into Grand Rapids for lunch.  We stopped at a nice little place called the 'Electric Cheetah'.

It was a crowded, popular place for lunch and a fun place to eat.

Next we went over to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids.  It was an impressive place.
Before we went inside we took a look at the fountain and walked down to the area where President Ford is buried.  We took a picture with our friends Judy and John.

Inside, we saw a short film clip of Ford's life and presidency, then walked upstairs to the second floor and wandered through all the galleries.  It was a good mix of pictures, displays and more video clips.
Do you remember that he was the only president in the history of the United States that was not elected? Spiro T. Agnew resigned and Nixon appointed him Vice President.  When Nixon resigned, Ford became president.

It was a fun day with our gracious hosts.  After we went through the museum, John and Judy gave us a windshield tour of the city and then drove us back to Meijer Gardens.  Then we drove the 2 1/2 hours back to our campground in New Hudson.

There is a lot to see in Grand Rapids and we were glad we were able to see it with John and Judy.

That is all for this edition of the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the great tour of the President Gerald Ford museum. It sure looks like an interesting place. We've never made it a Presidential museum but it's high on our priority list for sure. Maybe we'll squeeze the Ronald Reagan museum in while we're close next year.

  2. We really enjoyed the Ford Museum, thank for the flashback.