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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dayton, OH - US Air Force Museum

We have wanted to stop at the Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, OH for many years and just never had the time. This year we made the time and we actually spent two days there and still didn't see it all! Having the motorhome outside made it nice. I could go out to the motorhome with Homer while Doug enjoyed a more in-depth look at the planes. Our RV friends from when we had a GMC classic motorhome, Bob and Terry Stockholm, live just a few miles from the museum and they graciously offered a parking space and electric hookup in their driveway. We enjoyed catching up on several years of happenings since we had seen them and tried to encourage them in their dream to soon go fulltime.
Here we are parked at the air museum. The grove of trees behind the motorhome is a memorial park to all the various squadrons. Below is a photo looking toward the entrance of the air museum from our parking place. The memorial park is along the right side of the sidewalk.

For now, I am going to just put some photos from inside the museum. Below are two P-47's which is the plane Doug's dad flew in WW II in Europe.

Above is a Stealth Bomber, a B-2 bomber.

Above and below are the F-16 simulator - Doug's dream machine. He only got out of it when some other folks came and wanted to try it.

Above is the Apollo 15 Command Module - which went to the moon. If you enlarge my photo (by clicking on it), you can see the rusted holes in the bottom. The placards say that the metal reacts so quickly with the salt water of splashdown.

Various rockets.

Above is the massive B-52 bomber - one huge machine!

Above is the plane that was Air Force One for President Kennedy when he was shot. They had a whole hanger of presidential planes going back as far as President Truman. They also had a whole hanger of experimental air craft.

The white plane, above, is an XB-70 "Valkyrie." It could travel at 3 times the speed of sound.

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