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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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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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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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Aug 10, 2011 - A month is a long time

Right now the month intervening before we pick up our Winnebago Journey DL is going to seem like forever. I DO have a tiling project to do at the house -- we had a damaged stairwell landing that my son in law and I rebuilt a month ago. Now that needs a finished floor -- and I have left over tiles from a shower project that I plan on using to do that job. The landing is at the rear entry and the people who owned the house before us used that area for storing their snow blower -- hence the water damage that required the replacement of the...

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Jul 31, 2011 - EAA AirVenture Day 3

Sunday: IHOP showers EAA museum Yumi went for a walk befor humans went in Big humans wont let little human go on Farmer's blimp. Dont ask me. exhibits and simulator inside museum AirBoss closed airspace 1/2 hr early, so humans missed their ride in the big flying thing that wants to chop off my head. red robin...YUM off to... somewhere

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Jul 30, 2011 - EAA AirVenture Day 2

When I woke up this morning, instead of seeing a rest stop, I smell pancakes an syrup and see the IHOP sign. I don't know what's up with this little human, but I keep getting food from him - he even gave me a sausage! After the humans' breakfast, they went to Walgreen's for a few purchases. According to the big human, they went to the register 4 separate times and got a look from the cashier. A little bit later, the humans went to the AirVenture. The administration still didn't like dogs, so I had to wait in the car with the medium human...

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Jul 29, 2011 - Oshkosh Air Show

We left Lake Namakagon the morning of the 24th and headed to Oshkosh for the air show – the largest in the world. We met up with friends and found the last two spots in the campground reserved for 24-hour generator use AND pets. On the 25th, we hit the ramp to see everything. We checked out the shuttle service available, which was really good. Of course, airplanes were everywhere and some fliers were camped out under the wings of their planes. The display of war planes was special. We heard a wonderful talk about the Corsair and why it has...

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Jul 29, 2011 - EAA AirVenture

After all this endless driving, the humans finally arrived at the EAA AirVenture which they've been talking about the whole time. For some reason, the people in charge don't like dogs (humph!), so we had to find a separate pet area in the back of the campgrounds. After poking around our site, the humans took a quick drive to Red Robin (Yum!) for dinner. And that little human keeps sharing his sandwiches with me! I love it! On the Internet, everybody knows I'm a dog...

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