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Personal Trifecta

It began like this. Early in the year, I learned that the US Air Force Museum was going to unveil the Memphis Belle B-17 exhibit in early May. I called my friend, John (of Michigan and New Orleans trips “fame”), … Continue reading

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A Morning at the RV/MH Museum, Elkhart, IN

Day 3 – Travel as I Envisioned it Could Be What do you do to fill a day while you are in town to have some work done on your camper—of course, go to the Recreational Vehicle/Manufactured Housing (RV/MH) Museum. … Continue reading

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The National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Day #1 – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be! The first leg of our trip took us northwest through Nashville, TN, and into Kentucky. We had decided to leave a day early to make our appointment in Indiana. … Continue reading

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Serendipity – While planning a trip to a family reunion, I discovered an aviation museum within minutes of our planned route. It was a well-timed and worthwhile side-trip. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is set in a rolling bluegrass landscape, adjacent … Continue reading

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Visiting the Botetourt County Historical Museum

When it was first established in 1770 Botetourt (pronounced “bot-te-tot”) County extended from its current location in the mountains of southwest Virginia, all the way to the Mississippi River, and included all or part of what are now the states … Continue reading

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On the Urbana Waterfront and the F.D. Crockett

During the annual Oyster Festival in Urbana, Virginia, the waterfront on Urbana Creek becomes a busy harbor. Most are boaters who elect to cruise into the festival and stay aboard their boats. There were, however, several boats on display, plus … Continue reading

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Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama

Several “I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia” posts make reference to the railroad that crossed the road to the house, specifically (My First Night with the Car). From as far back as I can remember I could hear … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Museum Part 2 – The Seafarer’s Classic Collection

Introduction As indicated in Part 1, I last visited the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, in 1957. I have only vague memories of what the museum actually looked like then, however, the staff at the museum has been kind … Continue reading

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National Museum of Naval Aviation – More than 100 years of Unique Aviation History

Introduction The beginnings of US naval aviation are somewhat blurred. For example, the first aircraft to take off from, or land on a naval ship were demonstrations in 1910 by civil pilot, Eugene Ely, an employee of Glen Curtiss. On … Continue reading

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The Henry Ford Museum – America’s Memory Lane

The Henry Ford Museum, with its collections of airplanes, trains, and cars to furniture, farming and manufacturing equipment, and the history of justice in the United States, is too big to summarize adequately in the space of this blog. The … Continue reading

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