FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018: Our motorcoach arrives at 7:00 AM to Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Road, Elyria where we will load luggage and passengers. Breakfast will be served at the Spitzer Conference Center. We depart at 8:15 AM. Our first stop is at Oakland University's MEADOW BROOK HALL. This National Historic Landmark was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson and her second husband, Alfred Wilson. It was constructed between 1926 and 1929. The collection offers family archives and original furnishings. There is still much holiday shopping to be done and what better place than GREAT LAKES CROSSING! We will have approximately two hours for lunch and shopping. Our evening accommodations will be at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS AND SUITES. Dinner this evening will be at an area restaurant in Dearborn. Just imagine the golden glow from candlelit windows, the scent of roasting chestnuts, the sound of carolers in the distance, the jangle of sleigh bells as you make your way through the HOLIDAY NIGHTS IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE. Here you will find lantern-lit paths, costumed presenters, horse-drawn wagons and Model T rides, plus Santa with live reindeer. This is what the holidays are supposed to be, including a spectacular-fireworks display to top off the evening. Shuttle service will be provided back to the hotel during the evenings' festivities.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018: After breakfast, we will depart for a tour of the FORD ROUGE FACTORY TOUR. On our self-guided tour, we will encounter a walk-through of a real-life truck plant, the 'Living Roof," and two theater experiences. THE HENRY FORD is a National Historic Landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of history. Immerse yourself in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shaped America. There will be plenty of time to explore the museum and enjoy lunch with fun money included. Our dinner stop will be at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Monroe, Michigan which is on your own. Our approximate arrival time back to Lorain County Community College is 8:30 PM.