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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 major 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 with...

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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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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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May 15, 2014 - Hamvention

We left the Escapade this morning a now heading over to Lou and Sandy Pauly where we will park our motorhome while attending the 2014 Dayton Hamvention. It is a big happening for the Ham Radio World. It is held once a year in Dayton. Hamvention runs the 16-18 of May this year. We are part of a group known and the I.O.O.K. You can find out more about them at this website: (www.ioop.org). The coolest thing for this event is the locals do all the planning for the out of town folks. How cool is that. We shared Lou and Sandy's driveway with...

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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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