Pictorial Deposit (Foodless WIAW)

AKA Photo dump. But pictorial deposit sounds like a lot more work was involved, doesn’t it? šŸ™‚

Here are a bunch of pictures from a recent weekend that my family and I spent in Michigan:

And I’m linking up to WIAW just because šŸ˜‰

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The weekend started with my brother and I going to a Detroit Lions baseball game.

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It was my first time ever at a professional baseball game and it was much more exciting than I predicted!

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I got the tickets free from work along with some “Fun Money” which my brother spent on food along with some souvenirs.

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Before the game was over I convinced him to take a picture of me in front of the stadium. šŸ™‚

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And of course I returned the favor šŸ˜‰

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The Lions ended up winning the game and after it was over they had very long and beautiful fireworks show.

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We didn’t end up getting back until very late that night but nonetheless Saturday morning we all got up bright and early, made breakfast, and headed out to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.

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The home of the late Henry Ford.

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The first part of the village had a lot of historical cars and memorabilia of the famous Ford.

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Including one of his first cars pictured below!

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Besides the Ford cars we also saw one of his tractors.

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Along with the tractor there was also a windmill and an enclosed area that housed sheep.

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There were also a lot of things about Thomas Edison who apparently acted as a sort of mentor to Ford.

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We got to tour Edison’s laboratory where he performed some of his experiments and also where one of his inventions, the galvanometer, was showcased.

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Then we were off to a few other famous homes including the Sarah Jordan boarding house.

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The bicycle shop of the Wright Brothers.

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Near the bicycle shop was their home from Kitty Hawk.

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And one of the highlights of the trip for me- the home of Noah Webster, the creator of Webster’s Dictionary.

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Look at all of those books!

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This is only about half of the places that we visited in Greenfield Village so far. Be forewarned- many more pictures ahead!

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My mom was the person who was really pushing for us to visit Greenfield Village so we had to make sure to stop by the craftworks district, which was where she wanted to visit most, and which ended up being everyone’s favorite part!

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There was glassblowing.

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As well as Pottery.

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Tin.

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And weaving.

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Then came the real fun of the day- getting to watch my brother operate a printing press šŸ™‚

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Success.

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The printing press was towards the end of our trip to Greenfield Village so of course before we left we had to make sure that we captured all of the necessary photo opportunities.

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All in all it was a great weekend and look out for the rest of my recap on Friday!

Just in case the thought of another “pictorial deposit” doesn’t excite you, there’s also the recipe for this to look forward to:

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Grain-free. Nut-free. Vegan. And oh so yummy šŸ˜€

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Questions for you:

What did you do this past weekend? I went to a bridal shower and went thrift store shopping with my mom (more on that later!).

Have you gone any trips with your family/friends recently? Yep. The entire post above šŸ˜‰

What is your favorite type of vacation? I like vacations where there is a little bit of everything. Relaxation. Fun. Learning.

32 thoughts on “Pictorial Deposit (Foodless WIAW)

  1. My favorite vacations – EXPLORING! Especially in other countries!!! šŸ˜€ However, other vacations I love are to just go home and relax and not think about ANYTHING in the world! Looks like you had a phenomenal trip!

  2. Oh wow that look so much fun! I love going to places like that. There’s a place in Northern England where my grandad lives and everyone is all dressed up like back in the day and you exchange your money for the olden day money and buy stuff from the shops and everyone is acting. It’s amazing. I love going to places like that. Looks like a great trip out šŸ˜€

  3. Your vacation looks like so much fun! My family usually does some sort of great trip but this year, unfortunately, we didn’t take one. My favorite place though has to be Boston and Colorado. I am hoping to visit California very soon though!
    And yum!! Can’t wait for the new recipe!!

  4. yay for Michigan! I grew up in Ann Arbor, but haven’t been to Greenfield Village since I was a little kid šŸ™‚ My family is still in Michigan, so I try to go back a couple times a year.

    • I actually live in the enemy state down south šŸ˜› Haha. I’m in Michigan just for the summer with my internship (which actually ends today!). It was incredibly fun to go to the Tigers game. There were some serious fans there šŸ™‚

  5. I’m loving all the historical places you checked out while you were on vacation! It kind of reminds me of a park that we have here that’s basically a preserved fort from waaaaay back in the settler days. It’s so neat to take a walk around and see how people lived during those times – feels like being transformed to a different era. And uhm… yes please to whatever that last picture is. Swoon.

  6. I absolutely love visiting historical buildings/towns! It’s so much fun to see how others used to live. And I agree that the best kind of vacation involves a bit of learning. It’s always so much fun to learn when you know you aren’t going to be tested on it. šŸ˜‰
    Those cinnamon rolls looks amazing! I can’t wait for the recipe!
    Oh and by the way, you have gorgeous hair! šŸ™‚

  7. Aww hun this looks like sucha fun weekend! I absolutely love that you and your brother went on a date together šŸ˜‰ Too sweet! My brother has recently become one of my favorite people to hang out with, too; no one can make me laugh harder than him, so time together is always welcome! Relaxing vacations for me involve a few days doing nothing and a few days exploring/doing something I haven’t done yet. I can’t sit around for too long doing nothing, but I do like 1-3 days to just relax, read, and catch up on tv and movies!

  8. ‘Living history’ [if you would call it like that] is awesome. It’s such a lot more fun and easier to understand people and life from back in the day when actually visiting the sites. There are several of those kind of museums like an archaeological centre and a saline not far from where I grew up. Visiting those was a much more interesting learning experience than just reading about things in books. It gave a way better impression of the hard work involved in certain processes from back then.
    Isn’t glassblowing fascinating? I’ve seen the whole process for the first time earlier this year and was totally amazed.
    Are those cinnamon rolls in the last picture? If so I never had any before – not a classic over here – but somehow think I should. Well, whatever it is it sure looks great.

  9. Pictorial deposit does sound way more impressive; probably because it is. There is a crapton of pictures here, and you did a great job with them. This town looks absolutely picturesque from the water features to the sheep to the craft section. I can also see why that was everyone’s favorite. It was certainly more hands on.
    I love the Ford quote about being overworked and tend to agree; you’re either working the wrong way or you don’t love what you do. Nice recap; can’t wait to see Friday’s.

  10. I love all the pictures you deposited it looks like an amazing trip! I think vacations like this are the best because you get to see beautiful/exciting places and learn something new (that’s why I loved our family trips to national parks or historic cities like Boston the best). Can’t wait to see more of the trip on Friday, and get to the recipe for those little bites of goodness!!!

  11. I just love Greenfield Village! Definitely one of the better places in the state. šŸ˜‰
    And I do like the term “pictorial deposit” much better than photo dump. Good call.

  12. I’m loving all your photos!! I am originally from Detroit city and now live in Chicago. Greenfield village reminds me of my childhood! Glad you had such a great trip. Tigers games are so fun aren’t they?! I was just at Comerica Park a few weeks ago! I agree, they do a nice Fireworks show, šŸ™‚

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  14. Great pictures and it looks like you had a wonderful trip. Family vacations have been some of my favorite trips in the past. There is nothing that compares and the time spent together really makes you that much closer- you know? šŸ™‚

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