Howard Johnson Express Inn - Dayton
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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 ...
... Day; hearty thanks to Bill and Sandy Sowers. I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from a lady for whom I took a picnic photo (on the Air Force Museum grounds) on my smart phone and emailed to her (she didn’t have a smart phone or camera and it was such a lovely picnic!) So fun to hear from a stranger in Ohio! Thanks to her and to my high school friend, Avis for pleasant surprise phone call this week. Feeling blessed. . .
... became a Poet Laureate. Maya Angelou used the last line from one of his poems as the title for one of her books 'I know why the caged bird sings'. From there we went to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Wow! Huge place. Very tight security at the door. The facility is big enough to house about three or four dozen airplanes. It's well presented and laid out but, to do it justice, you would need more than one ...
... under construction for over 30 miles plus the road through Toledo was also under construction. There were times when it looked like our mirror would hit the truck mirror beside us. In these areas the truckers are told to use the left lane and there are only 2 lanes. We consider ourselves truckers...But, there is always someone that believes he is in a bigger hurry and has to pass you, trucks included. We were going 65mph in a 60mph zone as it ...
... to coast-in over Michigan City. The blue skies gave way to more cloud which we had to duck under to maintain VFR. At this point it seemed to be getting really hot in the back seat – realised that the seat heater was on, phew (Patrick had a few giggles about that)!!
The view below was of green famland as Winchester, Randolph County came and went, routing to the south of the city of Dayton, negotiating the ...