We went to an exhibit “Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” at The Henry Ford. The Henry Ford is the modern way of referring to The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan and possibly the top tourist attraction in the area. As a kid, I can remember riding our bicycles there and touring one of the venues each Saturday, back when a kid could pay for it, out of his allowance. Every day we have our daily 5K walk to start the day and then we work toward a goal of ten-thousand steps, because I guess that has been decreed as the Holy Grail of steps. Actually, we went and walked The Village and then we were going to go and have lunch, but the one area was mobbed, so we went to the exhibit at The Museum first.
I was expecting to see some of the great costumes from the Disney vaults and we did, but they were basically from the recent years, after we had raised our children and kind of even after the grandchildren. So, I was kind of lost, but my Bride could identify the costumes, and she was even surprised that some of the television shows were Disney. I recognized one costume from my youth, and then one costume of a swishy-swashbuckling pirate who has been making more news from his personal life, compared to his cinematic life. Though it was all in all, very interesting and because we have year-round passes, it is a great venue for walking, and we will be back, because I think that my Bride didn’t want to compete with the young Princesses there, but they had a virtual booth, where you could see yourself in some of the costumes.
It was still time for lunch, and the crowds had dissipated. The newest venue at The Henry Ford is a restaurant operated by Plum Market, a specialty grocery chain in the Detroit area. It is set up, so that you can buy pre-boxed meals and beverages or stand in line and get something freshly prepared. My Bride had a Chicken Caesar Salad and a bowl of Chicken Soup. I had Short Rib Tacos and Garlic-Grilled Broccolini. My Bride decided to have a special coffee and I had a glass of Terrazas de los Andes “Altos del Plata” Malbec Mendoza 2020. Chandon Argentina of Moet & Chandon began the Terrazas de los Andes project to find the best sites Argentine wines and based their estate at an historic 1898 Spanish-style winery in the heart of Mendoza. The fruit for this wine is from Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley, which are both sub-regions of Mendoza. This wine was aged for eight months in Stainless Steel. This dark inky-purple wine offered notes of cherry and plum. On the palate there was more red cherry and a bit lighter and easier drinking and I attribute it to the aging in Stainless Steel.