Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center
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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 ...
We stayed one night in Amana, IA, toured and shopped in the Colonies, ate at the Ox Yoke Inn and the Ronneburg Restaurants. Drove across Iowa, Indiana and Illinois. Iowa is third in food production (only topped by Texas and California!) and what amazing farmers we have in the US! The corn belt is GREEN; they must have had lots of rain this year, like we had in Cheyenne. Visiting with our Chadron High classmates, Nona (Burk) and Marvin Chasek ...
... in downtown Dayton. There, there are exhibits of the Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop, their printing shop and all kinds of information about the concept, design and eventual flight of the the Wright Flyer 1, at Kittyhawk, North Carolina in 1903. Also, a whole section of the museum was dedicated to Paul Laurence Dunbar, a young black man who went to school with Orville and Wilbur and was involved in writing for their newspapers. ...
... we got to listen to the truckers planning and scheming. Made it to Dayton, or at least to Brookville, Ohio, just north and west of Dayton. We had to come to another KOA and this one is north of I70 so we can hear the hiway in the distance but, the tree frogs or cicadas are so loud that they kind of drown out the hiway. So far, we have not heard any trains...other than the one they use in this park to take kids on rides and take their parents ...
... to find Huffman Prairie Field, the world’s first airfield, but were put off when it appeared we needed to enter the Wright Patterson Air Force Base at a main gate to reach it. We subsequently discovered that that is probably the way in! The morning hours were spent touring the museum of the United States Air Force; a huge, four hangared, complex which houses a multitude of aircraft from the very early days of aviation ...