US - Midwest BigFrank's Father's Day Road Trip 6.0 Penn/Oh/Mich

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  1. rpbuckeye

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    This is very doable with Pako's at the Park right across the street from 5/3 Park and MBBCO is about .4 miles from there. Make time for a stop at Earnest Beer Works in S. Toledo.
     
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  2. BigFrank

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    Ok, off to Hershey. A bit of a tourist trap, but I should have guessed. I thought we would actually tour the facts when I read free factory tour. Oh well, kids had fun.

    Then off to Gettysburg. What an amazing place. Cool to go from hearing about the Declaration of Independence on one day to hearing about Lincoln discussing the importance of their work.

     
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    Mom had never been to Waffle House and expressed interest so I indulged. Honestly I find this place disgusting unless I'm hammered.

     
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    Our last big stop was Flight 93 National Park. This and the museum at Ground Zero makes me tear up hard. Seems like it was yesterday, but I realize it's the same age for the boys as Vietnam is for me.



    Looking out upon the crash site.

    This is what Californians do when it rains.
     
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    Today in Pittsburgh we had Prantl's burnt almond tort. Amazing! Thanks for the tip drbenzo!
     
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    Then we went to Fort Pitt and learned about the area's development before the Revolutionary War. Basically amounted to the natives getting fucked by either the French or the British. One of the British officers was GW which I did not know.



     
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    Think about how strategically significant it was back in the day to have acess to three rivers and basically a guarded back with Mt Washington. Crazy.
     
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    My head swam with the info in the museum. I wish I had more time to digest and understand the area. I find so often the basic history lessons we get fall so short. I could have spent a day here.
     
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    Head's up BigFrank, weather forecast in Grand Rapids is calling for rain/t-storms Wednesday after midnight, through Thursday, and very humid. I know you were planning on a Whitecaps game, so if you haven't purchased tickets yet, keep an eye on https://twitter.com/wmwhitecaps for potential rainout
     
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    Thanks! I really haven't paid a whole lot of attention to the weather forecast. I will start looking for alternative things to do.
     
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    Spent the night in Ohio Amish country. We went to an Amish museum that explained the Amish, the Mennonites and the Hutterites. Hope the boys understand some of it...I mean young Amish boys waived to them from buggies...they have to wonder why they are so different.


     
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    Toured the Ohio State Capitol Building. I love the local history u get from these tours.

     
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    A visit to the Horseshoe!


    Had a flight at Wolf Ridge, thanks for the tip Brubaker!


    We took in a Columbus Clippers game.
     
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    You were a day late for dime a dog night. Trip was a failure.
     
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    Hotel tonight shares a parking lot with White Castle. Never had it, always curious.


    Meh, crap fast food.
     
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    Wright Brothers National Memorial in Dayton

     
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    US Air Force Museum...free, huge and awesome! If you are ever near Dayton, you should go!



    Followed by Marion's Pizza


    I really wanted to hit Branch and Bone, but we were gone by 2.
     
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    Downtown Detroit

     
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    My man. My hometown. Jones in for some Marion's pizza
     
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    Your hotel room is going to smell absolutely horrible by morning. Just thought I’d warn you.