Econo Lodge Flint
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... businesses appeared closed or if open they certainly did not look inviting. Homes that had obviously had a fire some time in the past were left standing-- it seemed like people just walked away from their homes but they stood there in whatever state or experienced vandalism after they walked away. It seemed to us that the impact of the downsizing of the auto industry was pretty evident still in Flint.
... boat came rolling by on the river below. Looked quite picturesque, and was probably a nice ride. We decided to settle for the good view and the local craft beer! The brewery, though, was a really nice older brick building that has been renovated. Very nice.
On Wednesday, we hit some of the smaller towns to the south surrounding Flint - Holly, Fenton and Genesee. Holly was a really quaint ...
... US was. The customs officer was very friendly. Once back in the US. We stopped for lunch on the waterfront at Port Huron. Actually we had lunch at the Gratiot Light Station. After eating we took the guided tour of the station. We went into all the buildings and climbed the 94 steps to the top of the lighthouse. What a view! This is the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, built in 1829. Regretfully we had to get back on the ...
... too weird out here in Denver. I ended up leaving the bag on a bus stop bench that just emptied in a busy area, lame but i didn't want to give it to the rental car people.
In summary, Colorado was great along with New Mexico. Its not what I expected, much rockier and dry. I expected all this snow capped peaks everywhere. The people were extremely friendly and seemed to be either very young and involved in all sorts ...
... brings their own Bible and hymnal, and ladies from the choir gladly came to share theirs with us, and point out what we were singing. We all learned a little French as we attempted to sing along. One of the blessings of sitting in the front row (reserved for guests, good thing my parents raised us to sit front right, as this is where we were, I was very comfortable) is that people don't see your lips ...
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