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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 ...
... 8230;.This thought is prettier in Spanish, but for most of my readers, I must translate: LIKE A PROMISE: This morning I noticed ONE leaf turning red on one of the beautiful maple trees next to our motor home. Just one! Our trek to the northeast was instigated by the promise of color and fall grandeur that awaits us later this month, and it is beginning!
Happy Notes: It was WONDERFUL to be included in the FAMILY celebration ...
Pretty quiet night! The tree frogs went until about 3am and then quieted down. The hiway sound is kind of like white noise...constant and fairly consistent. There is no construction and no reason for using Jake Brakes, so just the constant hum of engines and wheels on pavement. Today was a day of 'Wright's' or too many Wrights can be wrong...We left after what thought was rush hour in Dayton and went to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive ...
... present. It was surprising to see so many British Aircraft, including a rare Bristol Beaufighter. There was also a missile silo-like building housing quite a few rockets. Side exhibits included the Aviation Hall of Fame and a chance to fly a space shuttle simulator (which couldn’t be resisted)!
The afternoon saw us at Carillon Historical Park, touring the many old buildings and exhibits in the 65 acre setting ...
After a WONDERFUL visit with college friends that we haven't seen in 9 years, we have started the trek through Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and back home. Our kids won't have much to report about day 29 except driving, driving and more driving. So instead, we are reflecting on highlights of our trip to share with our Top 10 list below. I've also included some tips that have helped with our travels for those who have been following and inquiring so they can make this trip or ...