Monday, October 1, 2012

War of 1812 Road Trip . . . Along the Way, part 2

On the ferry at Put-in-Bay

On the way back from South Bass Island.

The people of Almería, Spain might have something to say about that claim.  However, Crystal Cave is very impressive, whatever the claims may be.

Marblehead Lighthouse is "the oldest, continuously operational lighthouse on the Great Lakes."

The Marblehead Lighthouse was built in 1822.

After the s'mores . . . a contented look upon Dudeboy's face.

The impressive statue of Custer in Monroe, Mi.

The Monroe County Historical Museum in Monroe, Mi. has quite a collection pertaining to Custer, including the original headstones for Custer and a few others that were originally located at Little Big Horn.

I can't remember the history of this big Lincoln head.  For a county museum, it had a really nice collection of Civil War artifacts.

The main body of the trip ended with a visit to The Henry Ford Greenfiled Village.  Whatever you think of Ford, it is pretty admirable that he had the forethought to save, collect and move this stuff here. Granted I would much rather have seen these old buildings preserved in their original location, but based on the decisions of the powers that be, many of these structures probably would not exist today.  Above, is part of Edison's Menlo Park.

The world's first Industrial Research Laboratory at Menlo Park.

The Wright Cycle Shop.

While at the Greenfield Village we were able to watch a bit of historic baseball.  What I have shown here is but a very small sampling of what we did and saw at the village.  Of course, an earlier entry related our visit to a War of 1812 encampment.

In search of a couple of Toynbee Tiles in Cincinnati*.  Unfortunately, they had been paved over.  However, we did not suffer a total loss as someone had placed a copy-cat tile with a different message.  The Toynbee Tiles always had this message . . . 
And there was usually attached a smaller tile with additional cryptic blathering.  

The above copy-cat tile states:
I highly recommend you seek out the 2011 documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles.  

*The link I give for the Cincinnati tiles is outdated.  All are no más.
As mentioned in a previous entry, we stopped by the Kentucky State Fair on the way home and Merkin felt inclined to try the Krispy Kreme Hamburger.  To make it especially disgusting I got it fully loaded.  And, oddly enough, it was disgusting.            


Anonymous said...

That geode cave was spectacular! Was it a manmade walk-in entrance?

Merkin J. Pus-Tart said...

It was a man-made entrance. Back in the late 1800's they were digging a well and found this. Pretty wild.

Anonymous said...

Mane says she really enjoys the pictures and that she wishes you were here to tell her about them. She wants to know if those were the tiles you were telling her about.