44. Kokomo, IN to Detroit, MI; September 3 – 6, 2015

I had made the second Chicago recruiting trip of the fall by myself.  I came back from Notre Dame on September 3rd, and we drove out to Ft. Wayne.

We went to the zoo in the morning.  The kids rode ponies and fed giraffes.

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We spent hours at the zoo before we drove up to Detroit.  We checked into our hotel and took naps.

Refreshed, we walked down to catch a Tigers game.  The kids, augmented with cotton candy and sweets, did great.  We stayed the whole nine innings and even caught the fireworks show at the end.

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In the morning, we drove on to Grand Rapids to see the Gerald Ford Museum.

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I learned he was an outstanding athlete.  We sat in the president’s chair in the mock National Security Council room.  The kids loved the aircraft carrier named after him.

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Our Labor Day jaunt was coming to a close.  We drove south to St. Joseph to spend Sunday at the beach.  We all splashed in the water.

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And then we drove home.  We needed to celebrate Labor Day.  We made salsa…

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… and started a Christmas puzzle.

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Total days on this road trip:  4

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