Wright – Pat

As we were heading west in Ohio I noticed that Dayton was on the way, and the USAF museum – had to stop.

However, we had to delay our trip to the museum a day because we spent some time on the highway waiting for U-Haul to send someone out to repair a blown trailer tire. Must be something about the right-rear tires on this trip. However, waiting in the Roamer with food, drinks and a comfortable place to stretch out and read is not so bad.

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We’ve noticed the campgrounds are getting real empty, especially in the areas where you don’t need electrical hook-ups. We had the entire circle to ourselves – almost like dispersed camping – lol.

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The USAF museum is huge. We spent 6 hours at the museum going through the several hangars they have for the different generations of aircraft. Unlike when we were camped on Mokie Dugway, we did get the B-1 picture this time. It was about the same distance away and below as before, but moving significantly slower this time.

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Visited the R&D hangar and saw some UFOs. I knew the guy who worked on this at Avro Canada. Every aircraft has many good stories to them as does this one based on my discussions with John.

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They also had a C-17 on the ramp outside, the plane both Pam and I worked on in Long Beach many years ago. This one was T-1 (test aircraft 1) where its credits were not combat missions, but Hollywood movies it had flown in (Superman, Ironman, etc).

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We drove out of Ohio and are now in Kentucky, Daniel Boone country. The campground tonight was so empty that we got a spot and firewood for free. I’m starting to like this time of year…

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