Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield
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Well we know where we're goin'
But we don't know where we've been
And we know what we're knowin'
But we can't say what we've seen
-- The Talking Heads, 1985
So many stops, so little to say.
We left Barb, Karl, and the Hokies behind this morning -- after sampling several of Barbara's sweet rolls -- and headed to Dayton for a taste of Wright Brothers history. More road construction complicated our route to the Wright Cycle Company, we ...
... and it was FREE!
We are in OHIO for four days. Today we were included in Bill and Sandy Sowers’ family get-together POOL PARTY in honor of the Labor Day weekend. Wow! It was SO MUCH FUN being included so graciously in their lovely celebration. Bill and Sandy are parents of Sara Sowers Collison, our neighbor in Cheyenne. We have spent time with Bill and Sandy in Cheyenne and now in their native Ohio.
Observation: Como ...
... was all we could do. Needless to say, there were more things about the Wright Brothers throughout this museum too. Also, the huge aircraft were parked out on the airfield, far from the building, so we opted to look from afar... Then we went to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Interpretive Centre. This place overlooks the field where the Wright Brothers continued to test and modify their flying machine. There are signs saying ...
... Miami River. One building tells the story of the Wright Brothers and showcases their original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane. Other buildings exhibit facets of Dayton history, including the great flood of 1913. In the entrance building, there is an NCR cash register room with 90 such Dayton-made machines on show, many of them quite ornate and brightly polished. A very fascinating afternoon.
... know that we have driven over 7,000 miles with children ages 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 and we don't have a single electronic device in our vehicle other than our phones and the radio! Though our van doesn't have a TV/DVD system, we made an intentional decision NOT to purchase portable systems. Years ago we started travel backpacks. Each child has his/her own and it is stocked with games, toys, crafts that are only accesses while traveling, so each trip they feel novel to the kids ...