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Last year's Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research was such a rousing success, that I am doing it all over again in 2014. However, this year I'm adding a week to the festivities and YOU'RE ALL INVITED!!!
Fun fact: Canton is a township, not a town
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• Wikipedia Entry •
• Canton Weather •
• Public Safety Office •
• Public Library •
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• Observer and Eccentric - Canton •
• Plymouth-Canton Patch •
• Canton Videos •
• Canton at ClickOn Detroit •
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• IKEA Canton •
◄ BOOKS ABOUT CANTON ►
• Canton Township •
• Cornerstones: A History of
Canton Township Families •
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• Seven Fatality Christmas Tree Fire •
• Encyclopedia of Invasive Species: From
Africanized Honey Bees to Zebra Mussels •
• Leaving Home to Find Home •
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HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: I will be leaving Sunrise, Florida on the 13th of July and heading north to Michigan. While in the Wolverine State I will be conducting some research, collecting more documents, exploring the 8 Mile Wall, and gathering further historical context for Farce Au Pain.
Naturally I'll be traveling up and down the I-95 and/or I-75 corridors. If you live somewhere not too far off those beaten tracks -- and want the full Aunty Em experience -- then get in touch with me privately. We'll exchange info and I'll add you to my itinerary.
DON'T BE SHY: Maybe you live too far from those highways, but still want to meet. Why not suggest a halfway point somewhere along the road? We can see if that's doable. Speak up. Now's your chance. I'm open to suggestions.
A FUNTASTIC OFFER TO ALL MY MICHIGAN FRIENDS: Just as I did last year, I will be setting up a "Meet & Greet" for all of us to get together. It will probably take place at a coffee shop to be named later. However, I'm open to other suggestions for a Michigan Meet Up because I know my Michigan friends know some incredible places.
NB: I'll be putting together my intinerary between now and just before I leave on July 13th. However, it won't get 'locked in' until the day before I leave. If you can handle that uncertainty, you're the kind of people I want to meet.
MAY 28 UPDATE: There are already 5 separate stops booked on the 2014 Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research. So far the trip totals 3050 miles, for a total driving time of 5 days, 6 hours and 4 minutes, give or take a rest stop, or two.
MAY 30 UPDATE: Not Now Silly has added 1 more definite stop -- and one possible -- on the 2014 Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research. Amazingly, this adds only 27 miles to the road trip because they are so close to the highway. Confirmed stops on the Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Researchinclude: Bonita Springs, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Miamisburg, OH; Columbus, OH; Canton, MI; Elyria, OH; and Morgantown, WV; with Cleveland, OH as the possible.
I've also recalculated the driving time. That was based on 8 hour days. I tend to drive until I drop, so I've asked the computer program (Microsoft Streets & Trips) to calculate the trip based on 11 hour days, which is more realistic. That puts my driving time at 4 days, 2 hours, and 9 minutes.