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Jul 21, 2015 - Airbus 350

Yesterday we went through the exhibit buildings mainly. There are spacious aisles - not so many vendors as before. We did get tee shirts at Bendix King and Ray purchased a slick start at Aircraft Spruce and we got tee shirts from them too. We are becoming aclimated to no a/c during the day and at night it is nice and cool. We also attended the Dierks Bentley concert at Aeroshell square and got free ice cream sandwiches. Dierks is a Cirrus pilot and he spoke about the aviation qualifications of his band members as well, it was loud but...

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2015 Eagle trip

Jul 19, 2015 - Oshkosh

Yesterday we stayed at the Eagle and listened to the cars going around the track at Road America. I went to the store in nearby Plymouth. Today we took an hour drive to Oshkosh, very pleasant, got diesel at Planeview and found a spacious spot between two Pevosts. The campground is pretty well filled and as the afternoon progressed more and more people came in. We are one row off the road - Ray felt we would get less dust that way. Although it has rained here a few days before the campground isn't very muddy and we have grass all around us....

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Jul 30, 2014 - Lunch with friends

There was a night airshow both Wednesday and Saturday - we enjoyed it. Waylon and Carolyn Shook came in Monday and set up next to us. Mois and Mitch went back home so they are missing Oshkosh this year. It's great we saved a spot for them although we are not on the main road this year and hope rain won't make exiting a problem. We had the "traditional" lunch today at the RV and invited Alice and Miller (their kids and grandkids were doing other things) and were joined by Bruce and Jim P. who are here too. Doesn't seem quite the same without...

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2014 Eagle trip

Jul 28, 2014 - Oshkosh and batteries

We arrived yesterday around noon, an uneventful drive with puddles at the Planeview diesel station, we had just missed a downpour. We set up, lots of room to choose from, reserved a spot for Carolyn and Waylan. People kept arriving after us, glad we got here when we did. Went over to see Alice and miller - they have quite a group. Today the theme is batteries. First Ray discovered yesterday that the battery on my scooter is ded. I spoke to a camper next to us this AM and he recommended batteries plus that is close to the field. Called them...

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Jul 24, 2014 - Introducing Eloise Elizabeth Kasperzak

6-27-2015... Ella's first steps movie clip added. ******************************************************************************** Special Entry and main reason we came to Wisconsin in addition to visiting with friends; Introducing Eloise (Ella) Elizabeth Kasperzak. Born Tuesday 7-22-14 at 10:22pm weighing 7# 2oz.and 18" in length. Everyone healthy and fine. Yesterday we went to Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh to meet for the first time Ella and proud parents Kimi and Ed. Beautiful baby as most grand parents would say...but Ella really is....

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Jul 29, 2013 - Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Assn Show Day 1

I've been a licensed pilot for 56 years but this is my first time to attend the Oshkosh Experimental Aircraft Association Air Show. Wow!!! What a pilots toy and candy store combined. Home built aircraft fill several parking fields, many with their proud owners camping in a tent under the wing. Older commercial aircraft, both original and restored, are parked in row(s) by model. Virtually every privately owned Warbird is here. More P-51's than I've ever seen in one place before - all parked side by side in 4 rows. With over 10,000 aircraft,...

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Jul 28, 2013 - Brrr Oshkosh

Yesterday we visited the Big Cat Rescue outside of Baraboo and also went to the train yard in New Freedom, we didn't take the train but did see many cars in a nice indoor display. We didn't go to Baraboo where the downtown circus parade was being held, due to traffic. It was very cool, 50 degrees in the AM and clouds never cleared so it was in the mid 60's at best all day. Today we are on our way to Oshkosh and have the heater running the morning. What a change in temps from last year this time. What a great time we had. Andy and Jo and...

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2013 trips

Jul 23, 2012 - Oshkosh

We arrived at the field yesterday. We are close to the dump station this year, the campground was more populated this year than we've ever seen it this early, hopefully this will be a successful year for EAA. We were found by Alice and Miller, and also Shon and Steve. The Monarch's are on the other side of the campground and Shon and Steve flew in and are staying in the dorms. Andy and Jo arrived Monday and because we are in the less populated part of the field, we were able to save a spot for them next to us. It's great to have them next...

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Summer 2012

Sep 17, 2011 - EAA AirVenture Museum

On this sunny and bright Saturday (54 degrees in the morning to 70 degrees in the afternoon), Dan and I went our different ways. After dropping Dan off at the EAA Aviation Museum where "the rich and colorful heritage of aviation comes alive", I headed to the Oshkosh Saturday Farmers Market in downtown Oshkosh. Four downtown streets were closed to traffic and there were booths with fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry and eggs, honey, food and beverages, craft items, and flowers and plants. I bought a strawberry and raspberry scone for...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Sep 16, 2011 - Onward to Oshkosh

Today was a travel day. We left Token Creek State Park at 9:45 a.m. and arrived at the Circle R Campground in Oshkosh, WI at 2:00 p.m. after an unexpected detour. Although we had planned to stop at a Bank of America ATM in Fond du Lac, WI to get some cash (no, the coach cannot go through a drive-up ATM), Sara, our GPS persona, told us to turn right after getting off the toll road. Unfortunately, the turn should have been left, so Dan pulled the coach into a what we hoped was a conveniently closed restaurant/bar parking lot with no cars in...

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Aug 14, 2011 - Lighthouse tour & the hatching...

Cindy writing the blog today. Oshkosh area is very nice - the homes and properties are well maintained (and most have large screened porches), the lake is beautiful, and everyone was friendly. Sharon lives about a block or two from Lake Winnebago, so she walks the dogs there, and swims in the lake too! On Sunday she took us on the tour of 4 of the 6 lighthouses around the lake. The first, Brays Point Lighthouse, is in a residential neighborhood near her house and it qualifies as the cutest lighthouse I ever saw - it is tiny and is on...

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Aug 13, 2011 - S.S. Badger Cruise to Wisconsin - Oshkosh

We awakened to an alarm clock to make sure we made it to the dock by 7:30 AM. Thank goodness it was only 10 minutes from the campground & they served breakfast on board. What a surprise as to the size of the S.S. Badger really Big. It originallyally built by as a train car transporter in the '50s, the S.S. Badger was almost scrapped in the later part of the 20th century, but was resurrected to be a auto/Truck/motorcycle/RV ferry system between Ludington, MI & Manitowoc, WI from May through October each year. It is 410' long carries up to...

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