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Apr 21, 2017 - Oh Hi O

A slow start to the day probably because we just went through a time change the day before – what could go wrong … but still we were on the road before 9am. Still in the Smokey Mountains, without the rain this time, we could see all the tufts of cloud floating between the mountains and rising up from hilltops… very pretty. Mike doesn’t remember all the hills from when he rode this part of I-75, back in the 70’s on his Harley, but now when you’re in a 24,000lb bus, the signs that warn of steep down grades, for four miles… the warnings get...

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Texas Again

Sep 22, 2016 - Dinner With Pat

It's been eleven years since I've seen Pat. She and her huband Terry were fellow students at the cooking school in Tuscany. They live in the Dayton area so Pat and I ( Terry was unavailable) reunited for dinner tonight and got to rehash stories about our time together in Italy. Every year we write in our Christmas cards "let's get together". Well it finally happened and it was wonderful. I left Detroit at 11am. It is only a 3 1/2 hour drive to Dayton under normal conditions but there is construction ALL THE WAY from Toledo to Dayton on I75....

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Jul 31, 2016 - USAF Museum

After a great weekend in Ann Arbor, with friends, we headed to Dayton for a short visit to the USAF Museum. The museum is very large now and most of the large airplanes are now on display inside. The museum is so large, that we felt like we had walked 2 or 3 miles during our 3 hr visit. Anne enjoyed the presidential airplanes and the space exhibit. Of course I like all of the old jet fighters and the big bombers - B52, B1, and B2 as well as the WW2 bombers and fighters. My favorite of the day was the old Link Blue Box and the B24. You...

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Jun 27, 2016 - Dayton, Ohio

Today we are in Dayton, Ohio at the National Museum of the Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The museum is housed in 4 extremely large hangers (22 acres under roof) and has an array of planes, jets, missiles, presidential planes and helicopters and other relevant aircraft. We spent over 5 hours here and did not watch any of the various movies offered, nor did we walk to the outdoor exhibits. The gallery is divided into multiple sections including: Early Years Gallery, which includes WW I; World War II Gallery; Korean War...

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2016 RV Trip

Aug 6, 2015 - Dayton, OH

Hello again, this time from Dayton, Ohio, where we called home for eighteen years before returning to Brevard in 1998. We are staying at the family campground on Wright Patterson AFB, where I retired from the Air Force in 1983. Linda also completed nursing school the same year. Lots of roots and memories here. Our time in Columbus did not produce the wow's we anticipated; sub-par German food in German Village, candy we didn't need ice cream we did not need, and so on. We went to see the mighty Ohio St. Horseshoe stadium, very impressive...

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Jun 26, 2015 - serpent mounds

Did you know we had mound builder indians in Ohio and elsewhere? Of course you did!! I am the only one who doesnt know this! Above, see the serpent mound, built by the Adeana, saved by the ladies of Harvard during the 1800s, whose architects havent been seen since. 1000 AD? 300 BC? The smarties dont know where they went since there is no written record. But I think there are other mounds downstream Mississippi as well. There are burial mounds are all over Ohio, and there are a few other effigy mounds, but this is one of the best. No one...

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Jun 25, 2015 - Dayton KOA

The campground at Wright Patterson did not get any rave reviews. so I found a KOA here so the girls would have a diversion or two. They enjoyed the pool. The next door neighbors have one of the monster Class A's, which, incomprehensively, has a widescreen tv in its exterior wall and for a while someone sat their watching it and after a while, it was just glaring into our dining space. And I thought Big Green was much. This is our second to last stop on our breakneck tour before our intended target. Green is taking the thrashing, but is...

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Jun 23, 2015 - Huffman Flying Field

Ray played golf this morning - it was overcast in the early AM but cleared and by the time he was through it was hot. However, still not as bad as Nashville as we do get a breeze and in the evening it cools down. There was severe weather south of us last night with tornadoes in the Chicago suburbs and the news showed an RV park that was hit. It was very windy last night and Ray took in the awnings so we were on the edge of that weather. We had to leave the base to get to the Huffman Field visitors center and saw a great movie there about...

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2015 Eagle trip

Jun 22, 2015 - Dayton Wright Patterson AFB

We drove to Dayton yesterday and experienced a major bottleneck in Cincinnati due to extensive construction but otherwise the interstate was in good shape. We went into the main gate at the base and there was Humvee with a rifleman in it to greet us - the base is on alert Bravo due to the terrorist threats. As we drove to the campground we were met by the host who asked if we had a reservation - glad to see they are policing this area. A great campground, we are in a pull thru spot and can get the HD satellite now which makes a difference...

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2015 Eagle trip

Feb 14, 2015 - Our Testimonies

Before going on this trip, we know that many of you will have questions regarding what we will be doing and so forth but first we wanted to share with you a video of our testimonies made especially for those who are not near to us while we are at school. Hope you enjoy! Please Click Here!

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Aug 28, 2014 - First in Aviation

The folks in Dayton, Ohio would have preferred to be known as the “First in Flight”, but that recognition is given to Kill Devil Hill on the outer banks of North Carolina. The Wright brothers from Dayton went to Kill Devil Hill to test their invention and they successfully had a first flight. North Carolina took ownership of “First in Flight” and proudly displays it on their license plates leaving Ohio with “First in Aviation”. Some interesting things about the brothers; they were four years apart, they never married, they did not have a...

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Bummin' around 2014

Jul 28, 2014 - Dayton

Arrived Dayton on Saturday, nice KOA but very tight turns for big Coaches, as it was the weekend it was full, but by Sunday afternoon most had cleared out! Sunday breakfast was here at the Park, nice buffet, then off to the Air Force Museum. The Museum is huge taking you through each of the wars ending with Vietnam, we arrived around 10:30 and finally left around 3:30, couldn't walk any longer. It definitely should have bee done in two days, live and learn. Our last day here was spent doing a grocery store/post office run. Heading to...

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