Whitnall View Motel
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... Over the years the Ford family has acquired many objects of historical significance. Among them were chair in which President Lincoln was sitting, when he was shot at the Ford theater in 1865. Also on display was the Birmingham, Alabama, bus, on which Rosa Parks rode in 1955. When she refused to relinquish her seat to a white man, she was removed from the bus and arrested. This episode contributed the ...
... probably about 2-3 miles. Nice walk, and nice area. Lots of potential and as Dick read in TripAdvisor, not as much action on River Walk. There are a few restaurants and bars, but mostly the backside of buildings. We stopped a few people to get directions and advice. One gentleman told us about the Third Ward where there were some restaurants and bars! The Third Ward is about a block off the River Walk.
Saw the Pedal Tavern, just like Cincinnati's Pedal Wagon. And, guess ...
... were involved. We also visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars local club several times to meet with friends. Saturday night we met up with several Class of '62 former classmates, Rita Luther and Andy Engel and wife Pam.
Jens found it interesting that the children start organized sports as early as 5 years old. Also, that they are exposed to public appearances at the same young age.
The main reason that we returned this week was to ...
... That was back in the 70s.
The Point Brewery is very much smaller than the other ones we visited and it is still in the old buildings. The mascot, Nicholas C. Point a totally made up name, is painted on the outside of the building. We had two tour guides and they were very good and had good strong voices, very needed in the loud parts of the process. At New Glarus, everything was behind glass. At Leinenkugel's we had to put on ...
... s natural surroundings that differentiate one region over another. The stores and restaurants are the same flavor now coast to coast it seems in the cities. Mission #1: We definitely need to discover if regional American still exists out there the next week.
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