Great Lake Trip – Day 12 – Michigan

2017-05-09 | Travel

Ann Arbor Michigan

We left Bay City and arrived in Ann Arbor late in the afternoon. Ann Arbor was named after the names of the founder’s wives, both named Ann, and the many stands of Bur Oak trees. It is consistently voted one of the best cities to live in the US.

It is also home to the University of Michigan. The University of Michigan is well known for its football team yet it is also an important research center for medicine and technology. The University is one of the largest employers in the city, employing over 30,000 people, 12,000 of which work in the medical fields.

We stayed at a brand new Staybridge. It was a little disappointing in that they were almost empty, yet they put us on the second floor as opposed to a high floor per my preferences. Of all the rooms they could have put us in this large new building, they chose to put us in a room with burns on the vanity top, a vanity sink that was cracked, and with a toilet paper holder barely hanging on the wall. Where has customer service gone?

Not too much more to report today. Tomorrow is the big day, as we will be visiting the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village near Dearborn. The Henry Ford Museum was one of the most fascinating museums I have ever visited.