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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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May 18, 2014 - Dayton

Friday and Saturday we spent at the Air Force Museum. It was three huge hangers displaying planes from the beginnings of aviation to today. Friday there were school kids again, and Saturday they had a Space Appreciation Day, so there were a lot of people there, but it was so big that you never even knew they were there. Friday all we saw was the WWII planes and a bit of the beginnings of flight. Saturday was Bob Hope and his trips to the troops, Korea, SE Asia, and the space station. We saw it all.

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Alaska Trip

Oct 6, 2013 - Day 6. Dayton, Ohio

BIIIIGGG disappointment last night. We discovered that the Air Force Museum was closed due to the Government Shut Down. Bugger!! If we had known, we probably would have taken a different route and gone through Pennsylvania. Anyway, we decided to take a drive and take a photo of the place anyway, even if we couldn’t get to see it. BONUS!!! We went to the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which as it turned out, was not the Air Force Museum, was open, and actually housed the original plane that the Wright Brother Flew. We had...

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May 17, 2013 - Hamvention 2013

Everyone had a great time at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. Started off with rain but dried up and everyone had a good time. The way the photos are set up is arriving and doing the set up. Then some dinners, then the hamfest then the gathering of the faithful. A lot of the photo's will mention I.O.O.K. For those of you who follow me and are not ham radio freaks, it stands for International Order of the Krazies (spelled with a K). ARRL stands for American Radio Relay League.

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May 9, 2013 - The Mother Ship

Well... here we are again at the aluminum capitol of the world!! Wonder if the Alzheimer's cases are more frequent around here??? Or maybe that's only when you live in one of the bullets.... ?? Anyway... we came up here to have the fresh water tank taken out and replaced because it was leaking! It resides between the floor and the belly pan so you can't just give it a good looking over. Best shot was to come up here where they know everything Airstream and have it fixed! And we could have the wheel bearings greased and the brakes checked....

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May 8, 2013 - Dayton, OH

This is one of the favorite parts of the world for us! Don't know why we don't spend more time looking around the area! The Renfro Valley area is a small area without the gazillions of people of Nashville or Branson.... and all the old fogies of country music entertain there! ^_^ I wish there was a way to make the pictures show the scope of the scenery.. For someone who loves trees, it's perfect! I've added so many pictures of it during the years that we can look back at them instead of subjecting you to the repetition again... Right now...

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Oct 1, 2012 - Urbana, Illinois to Dayton, Ohio

It was a brisk 52 degree, overcast morning which pretty much stayed with us today (even stayed in the upper 50's). We are noticing less color change as we are traveling east, even though what has changed is more muted. Just past the Pittsboro, Indiana exit, we noticed an overpass named "Jeff Gordon Blvd"...ah, yes...forgot he was originally from around this area. Spent almost 2 hours going through the Indy Speedway Museum and taking our "lap" around the track. Nick got a front row seat and had an unencumbered view of the track. I had been...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Air Force Museum

9/8/12: Our first stop was Dayton Ohio. I know that doesn’t sound very sexy, but it was well worth it to see the Air Force National Museum. We would highly recommend this stop to everyone, even if you are not that much of a history/aviation buff. It is fascinating, and it is HUGE. We arrived as it opened at 9 and left as it was closing at 5 and did not see everything. There are 8 separate areas to tour. They are divided into groups, Presidential, Research & Development, Early Flight, Cold War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam & Middle East , and Space....

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Jul 3, 2012 - Day 4

Today we went back to the AF Museum to see some of the other exhibits. Eddi and I had been there last year, but my sister had never been. Eddi wanted to see the stained glass window from the chapel at Wheelus AFB, since she graduated High School there.

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Jul 2, 2012 - Day 3

Today we visited the Presidential Airplane hangar of the National Museum of the Air Force. Leaving the museum, we went to a local Wal-Mart, then getting turned around on the way back to the base because of all the electrical repair going on from last Friday's storm. Roads were closed so the crews could work without having to worry about traffic. My Garmin kept trying to take me back to a closed road. Needless to say, we finally returned to the campsite.

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Jul 1, 2012 - OK in Ohio

Our series of summer crisis didn’t end with Dad and Diane. In the middle of all that was going on here, we discovered our daughter, Sarah, was also in the hospital in Georgia. Will it never end??? She had another episode of loss of muscle tone, so they transferred her from Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA to Emory down in Atlanta. More tests were run, but the doctors are still not able to determine what is causing her problems. It’s hard to accept, but unfortunately they told her that she is going to have to learn to live...

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Freebirds

Jul 1, 2012 - Day 2

Our drive today took us from Knoxville, TN to Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH. Mostly driving along I-75. We encountered an accident North of Lexington, KY that delayed us for about 30 min. Arriving at the FamCamp on Wright-Patterson AFB, we encountered high winds and rain. Thay had had a severe storm come thru on Fri and many limbs were on the ground. Thankfully, by the time we got to our site, the rain had let up and I was able to get set up without getting drowned.

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