I have seen enough cathedrals and castles in my life. Not that I do not appreciate them but I do not want to get an overdose either. That’s why I started to appreciate factory tours a long long time ago. I happen to like to see what people do. Unfortunately that is not so easy in America. Yes, there are lots of chocolate tours all over the country but honestly you don’t get so see very much, plus chocolate is not exactly an American specialty. I would have liked to see the Mercedes plant in Alabama, where they produce large SUVs like the GLE and GLS series – closed because of retooling. The BMW plant in South Carolina was also retooling and Volkswagen in Chattanooga does not offer visitor tours per se. But now in Seattle, Everett was nearby and the Boeing plant offers tours year round.