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by Maverick
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Had a LONG day today. Up at 6 AM EST to get the ferry to Wisconsin at 9 EST. B&B had a lot of good-looking breakfast food which Lois enjoyed but I can't eat that early. 0914190730.jpg Cute dog jumped up between us as we sat having breakfast. 0914190713b.jpg Docked in MN after the 4 hour crossing...
by Maverick
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

In Ludington, we also looked for the spot where my great grandfather's brother had a bakery in the late 1800s. We had seen the location about 25 years ago when it was a gift shop or something. The building is gone now, being replaced by a big apartment bldg now under construction.
by Maverick
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Had a leisurely morning as we waited for the rain to slow before we left for Ludington about 11 AM. We arrived at our B&B about 12:30, way before 3 PM check in. The lady was accommodating and quickly finished preparing the room. They were busy, seven rooms vacated yesterday and seven rooms occup...
by Maverick
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Took this pic of Matt & Mandy's beautiful old house as we left. 0912191137_Burst01.jpg Checked into the hotel in Grand Rapids and made our way to Peggy and Vic's house, spent a fun evening in dinner and conversation, and now back in the hotel. Tomorrow we drive to Ludington, MI and Thursday we c...
by Maverick
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Drove thru a torrential rain near Flint and arrived at Matt & Mandy's at 4:15. They were both still at work so we got our wine out of the car and made ourselves at home in the recliners on the front porch of their beautiful, old home built 190X in Grand Ledge outside of Lansing. They and the two...
by Maverick
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2008 Trailblazer SS
Replies: 224
Views: 45833

Re: 2008 Trailblazer SS

Maybe a fuel check valve leaking? Maybe try leaving the key on for a few seconds before cranking to see if that fixes it.
by Maverick
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

We checked out of the Port Huron Hotel and drove to Grand Blanc and sis-in-law Kathy's new Del Web digs. Sis-in-law Becky came and we all went out to dinner at Little Joe's. We're settled in for the evening. Tomorrow it's off to Niece Mandy and Matt's in East Lansing.
by Maverick
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

(Continued from previous post.) Then on to our OLD friends gathering for pizza and beer at Casey's Pizza in downtown Port Huron. We've lost some women and some more men. Guy's table were only four (I'm taking the pic); girl's table had nine. We look a lot different but we're still the same and even ...
by Maverick
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

We had a pleasant stroll along the riverfront with good ol' buddy George. 0909191143.jpg 0909191147_Burst01.jpg 0909191148_Burst01.jpg 0909191202_Burst01.jpg We'll see George again at his house in the Upper Peninsula on the way back from Minnesota. Hotel from the river walk. 0909191215.jpg (Continue...
by Maverick
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Spent a very quiet day today. Lunch with Aunt Lois and Joan was very good. Aunt Lois, at 99, still sees just fine with no glasses for reading or distance. Never has needed glasses. We did some shopping and little else. Tomorrow we'll do a late lunch with a dozen or so old (!) friends. If the weather...
by Maverick
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2016 Regal Turbo
Replies: 37
Views: 7239

Re: 2016 Regal Turbo

Heating the engine before removing plugs seems like a really good tip. The plugs in the 4.6 Ford have a reputation for stripping out the aluminum heads. The plugs in my 2002 Explorer are original and I hope to never change them but, if I do, I'll try warming the engine first. I think that trick shou...
by Maverick
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Had lunch with Lois' cousin Alan and Kathy and did the Class of 1956 63rd year reunion dinner/dance this evening. Lots of OLD people and some healthy, vibrant 80/81 year olds too. Lois knew enough of them to have a good time too. 23 have died in the last three years. That's why the reunion was sched...
by Maverick
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

This morning we drove 40 miles South to meet Lois' cousin Nancy and her son Richard. We met them at the Kitley farm house that had been in the Kitley family for over 100 years. We had visited the cemetery where several of Lois' mom's Foss family are buried. The cemetery was started in 1837 by the Cr...
by Maverick
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Today we drove to Port Huron, Michigan where we grew up. We're staying in the DoubleTree Inn, previously Thomas Edison Inn, a block and a half from where I grew up. When I was young there was a cement plant on this site. GREAT improvement!!! This is the view from our balcony of the St Clair River. 0...
by Maverick
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Driving Vacation
Replies: 15
Views: 151

Re: 2019 Driving Vacation

Two more:

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We had dinner at our favorite Ohio Restaurant :wink: Bistro on Main Street in Findlay. Took a picture of the wine & liquor supply behind the bar.
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