Wednesday, October 21, 2015


 Close to Kalamazoo is the Gilmore Car Museum.
 The first car.
 A.J. Foyt race car.

 Buildings full of beautiful old cars.

 The Green Book was a guide book for blacks to know where they could get gas, food and lodging, since not every place would serve them until the 1964 Civil rights bill made it illegal to discriminate against customers.

 The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe. The actual car that was used on the cover of the album.

 A mustang.
 This museum covers acres with many buildings full of cars. There is even a functional diner and a gas station (not functional.)

 A building dedicated to the Hudson.
 A building of motorcycles.

 Even  a building full of those little peddle cars for children.
 The 1930 Rolls Royce used in Walt Disney movie the Gnome Mobile. ( We got the movie from Netflix and enjoyed watching it)
 The special effects mock up of the car. I am a gnome now.

 Milk truck
 fire truck
and even some old RV's.  So much to see and we even missed one building that was full of  miniature
items, and I was told it was the most fascinating and unusual exhibit.


 Kalamazoo has a great Air Zoo.

 Rooms and rooms of planes to look at, from the beginning of flight to the present day.
 Interactive exhibits like this infinity room. How many Dotties and Larrys are there?

 Larry found this plane with my name on it.
 Larry inspecting the contolls on the helicopter.

This plane has been recovered from Lake Michigan and the Navy asked the Air Zoo to restore it.
 Looks like a big job to me.

 Larry has always said he would have liked to have been a pilot, so here was his opportunity to take a lesson.

 Ready to take off. Larry in the front and his instructor in the back.
 He did turns, and dives and had a ball. He has a video of his flight and a certificate for 1/2 hour of flying time. It was an experience he will always remember.