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Travel Blogs from Springfield
Today, we went to the Springfield Armory Museum, the first and last operating national Armory in the country. (Today, private companies provide arms for the military) Opened in 1794 as the first National Armory, Springfield was producing muskets en masse in the Civil War.
Thankfully for the union, the proccess of making muskets had been …
... throughout the shin country of Italy's boot.
Get it? Shin country? Look at a map of Italy. It is shaped like Nancy Sinatra's or Tina Turner's boot. Now, imagine giving the peninsula (not the women) a swift kick in the shin. That part of the boot where you would plant your foot is essentially ...
... spraying in expanding foam into all the nooks and crannies. It's a tight space but we really don't want more visitors so worth it.
After spending ALL day Saturday we were not as far along packing as we had hoped. Our goal was to be ready to leave early Sunday morning. However, even after staying up late Saturday we needed most of Sunday morning to complete the pack out process.
By 11am we were ready to go! Niagara falls here we ...
T-minus 1 week and there is lots of excitement and a bit of nervousness. Have we thought of everything we will need? Will we be warm enough? Are we CRAZY to drive 7000+ miles towing a big tin can behind us??
Time will tell of course but at least its reassuring that all we will need to do is pull into a Wal-Mart along the way to reprovision if we forgot something :-).
Here's our ...
... from the western side of the ridge, and then made our way to the TV towers and former WWLP studios.
On the way down, we were greeted by a Bernese mountain dog named Yogi. He and his parents greeted us and we continued down. We were jealous of the six pack of Sam Adams they were carrying.
All in all, a great hike on a great day.
Life is ...