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Jul 8, 2019 - Day 53 - Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH

It rained a lot during the night, so the morning dog walk is wet. We walk around the campground for quite a ways - and meet a number of dogs wandering around without leashes. That's normally a no-no in campgrounds, but obviously the rules are different here. Back at the RV, we pack up and get ready to roll. It's amazing how quickly things come together when there's no reason to look at your phone. As I'm putting the grill away, one of the twins suddenly appears out of nowhere and helps me move the picnic table back away from the RV. It's...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

Jun 6, 2018 - National Museum of the United States Air Force

"The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year more than one million visitors come to the museum to learn about the mission, history and evolving capabilities of America's Air Force." You can read about its history at https://www.afmuseum.com/about-us/history. We visited the museum in 2006. At the time, the Presidential...

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Jun 5, 2018 - Travel to Dayton, Ohio

It was very nice to have a relatively short drive today. This, too, is a drive we made in 2006. We are not KOA people, but there is not much to choose from in the Dayton area. This KOA rates high on our list. Typical for KOAs, the sites are close together, but this is a nice park. We are about 30 miles from the U.S. Air Force Museum which is why we came here again. 132 miles (my kind of day) Dayton KOA Full h/u with 50 amp Pull Thru Site 99 Great WIFI; immaculate bathhouse

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Sep 25, 2017 - Moving South

Sorry for the delayed entry. . . . Well, Labor Day has come and gone - many of the nights in Maine are dropping into the 40's, and we began our trek south and Stephanie's plan to have her right knee replacement surgery. Our plan was a nice leisurely trip, a week at Apple Valley Farm Motorcoach Resort in Lake Lure, NC., then on to Red Bay, Alabama. Then Irma appeared - just two days before we were to get to NC - it looked like she was going to have a direct hit on Lake Lure as a Cat 1 Hurricane. We did not think we wanted to try our luck in...

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New York and Maine

Aug 9, 2017 - Dayton

After we left Ashland Ohio on Monday, we headed further southwest to Dayton Ohio, and set up camp at the Tall Timbers KOA. We don't normally stay at KOAs as we find them to be generally overpriced, but this KOA was in an area where we wanted to stay, so we booked 3 nights. We have an end site, which makes the crowded sites a little more bearable. This is a nice, clean, well-maintained campground with nice tile bathhouses and nice laundry facilities. On Tuesday, we went in to Dayton to the National Museum of the United States Air Force....

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2017 Life in our RV

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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