Saturday, July 14, 2012

A "bed of flowers," in the "literal" sense!  Too cute! "The Walking Hawaiian" was in Frankenmuth, Michigan, a German immigrant town.  Today, it's a tourist town, full of interesting shops, restaurants and nick-knacks. A beautiful day to boot, I had a great time.

Here I am as a "train conductor."  Located at the"Henry Ford Museum" in Dearborn, Michigan.  I have been quoted to be full of hot air, perfect for a steam engine!  HaHa!

The one and only "Dynamaxion House!"  Made in 1946 with only two prototypes ever built, this GREEN home design had the future in mind, but, a lack of funding prevented the project to proceed.  Made of plexiglas and aluminum with only a central cavity to hold up the house including all cables, pipes and wires, this home actually was off the ground.  Channels on the outside collected rainwater to be used in the house.  Circular, but still 1,100 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, we could surely use something like this now.  This model is the composite of the only two prototypes built, so that is why this is the only one left.  Bought by a Kansas couple, this survived a tornado!  If you would like to see this, go to Dearborn, Michigan to the "Henry Ford Museum."

The early NASCAR car, the Chrysler 300!  Sound familiar?  A very popular car now, but, please don't race it around the streets of Oahu, I would like to walk safely!  This is also found at the "Henry Ford Museum."

Please double-click this picture to read about the beginnings of NASCAR.  The photos within are very interesting too!

Oh, where, oh where have my little sheep gone?  Playing around in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

This beautiful water feature can be found in a shopping complex in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

In another section of the water feature is this representation of a real bridge in Frankenmuth, leading to the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

I could not believe I found this in Michigan!  How could this beautiful Hibiscus survive the bitter cold of winter here?  I guess that beauty is not only found in Hawaii!  I will be back to walking the streets of Oahu again on Monday!  Have a great weekend and I'll be posting again soon!

1 comment:

  1. Little Bo-peep fell fast asleep,
    And dreamt she heard them bleating;
    But when she awoke, she found it a joke,
    For they were still a-fleeting.
    Then up she took her little crook,
    Determined for to find them;
    She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,
    For they'd left their tails behind them.
    It happened one day, as Bo-peep did stray
    Into a meadow hard by,
    There she espied their tails side by side,
    All hung on a tree to dry.
    She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,
    And over the hillocks went rambling,
    And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,
    To tack each again to its lambkin.