Where were you on July 19, 1969? (don't look at the photos yet!)
Sep 22, 2009
|Have you figured it out? Do YOU remember this date in history? I was driving on I-44 west toward Springfield and listening to the description on the radio.
Glen didn't know anything about "it" until he returned from VietNam, and had time to catch up on what happened the year he was gone.
Do you know yet? The rest of the story: The day Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon.
We drove to the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapokoneta, Ohio, about 15 miles south of Lima Ohio. It is quite the museum. We spent a couple of hours there. There are many items on display. There is a 30-minute film of actual footage of the launch and the landing on the moon. I had goose bumps all through the film. It's another case of history being much more meaningful at a more mature age!!!! :)
We told the ladies in the gift shop that the museum needs much more publicity. It is a hidden jewel. We wouldn't have known about it except we saw it listed on the state map. The Historical Society of Ohio has been the owner of the museum. The gift shop ladies said they museum is getting ready this winter (November?) for renovations and will reopen under new management in the spring.
We went on to Lima as there was a Sam's Club there. Remember I said in an earlier entry we tried to get the Saturn's tire rotated but weren't successful. This time: success! And there was hardly any waiting! We didn't even have time to tour the entire store. The Saturn drives better!
A brief rain shower has just made an appearance. Rain is needed badly in this area. Yards are brown, and ponds look low.
Fall harvest has started. We saw a field of soybeans being combined this afternoon. How appropriate for the first day of fall.
It's my goal to inform and educate you as we tour around the USA! Do you know what the "first day of fall" means? It is the "autumunal equinox": one of two times a year when the sun crosses the equator in a direct east/west movement. The daylight hours and night hours are approximately of equal length.
Now, do you feel ready for Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit, or just smarter!!!!