Other than endless farmland and forest, there was not much between the Indiana Border and Ann Arbor on Route 94. We were almost making good time when we drove into a torrential downpour, complete with lightening and visibility so poor that we pulled off to a rest stop to let it pass. At this point, twenty miles outside of Ann Arbor, we gave up on the goal of visiting the Gerald Ford Presidential Library, and opted to drive on the Allen Park and the hotel, located just southwest of Dearborn Michigan.
In retrospect, even without the storm, we were not going to make it – I had not included the time change in my figurings.
We made it to the hotel in the downpour, checked in and had a fine dinner, agreeing that driving west was far easier than driving east – no wonder most pioneers went in that direction.