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... we stopped by a display of airplanes and weaponry. Dan took some pictures of those, too. He learned that this base was once the largest SAC Air Force base (SAC meant airplanes that carried nuclear weapons), but they closed the base (as an AF base) several years ago and made it a joint Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps air base.
We stopped by the commissary (base grocery store) for ...
... formerly known as the Confederate Air Force) in Midlands, TX, but they are closed on Sunday.
So now we are in Fort Worth. We have a comfortable suite at the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites at NAS Fort Worth (formerly Carswell AFB). We found a barbecue place for supper after we checked in - Dickey's Pit Barbecue. The food was good and plentiful, though a little more informally served than one would expect for the price.
Spent a few hours in a town called Grapevine near the Dallas international airport in Texas during our 8 hour layover. We're waiting to board our plane to Frankfurt now which has been delayed yet again (flight from Rio was previously delayed too). Don't worry, not a technical issue. Something about the service staff not being ready. Fuhh! ...
The euphoria of the day before starting vacation is upon me.
After leaving work, I picked up our rental van and spent the evening preparing the vehicle to be loaded and stuffed with our pre-packed bags of clothing and food supplies. Oh yeah, the kids electronics were not to be forgotten.
Hawkins Family Summer Vacation--2014 style--is about to ...
Happy Birthday to Helen!!!
Another driving day. When we got on the road, it was a bit overcast and cooler, about 48 degrees.
Greenwood is the cotton capital of North America and the farmers were out tilling and seeding.
It looked like the potato fields around Alliston, but on a much larger scale. We crossed into Mississippi at 10:30, but couldn’t stop at the Delta Museum like we planned because ...
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