A tourist in Columbus Indiana.

Trip Start Sep 01, 2012
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yesterday evening I was very kindly invited for dinner by one of the volunteers of the local air museum. Nick and his wife met me in a local restaurant (Ruby Tuesdays), where I enjoyed a seafood dish of moderate size,  and later took me on a tour of there town. Although it was now dark, it gave me some ideas for the following day.
 So, with camera in hand I walked the town looking for interesting photos. Although the town is generally what we in Britain would call "rural", it does have a large Cummins Diesel engine plant in the centre. It has been smphatheticlly built, so as not to look "industrial". There is a small museum at the main entrance with some interesting exhibits, including a diesel powered Indy Car, which took pole position in 1952.
  I did notice (with some amusement), there was one engine exhibit which had cast on the engine block "Made in England",  (but  it is an "International Company ! )

Like so many things on this trip,( by chance), I wandered past an "ice-Cream Parlour", built in the early 1900's, complete with marble "bar" and some decorative "Soda Fountains". The likes I,ve never seen in Britain.
I did, for the purpose of these reports,  "sample" a small portion of there wares, and very nice it was too.
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Nigel Robbins on

Hi Dave
Well done with all your adventures so far. I'm very much enjoying reading all your latest news. When are you next planning on getting airborne? I hope you are making some good notes as Thursday evening's presentations of interest at the Club will soon be on us and we're all hoping you will give us the run down of all your exploits. Have fun exploring and keep safe. Cheers Nigel

Nick Stokes on

Seems a lot greener than Greenland and a lot warmer than Iceland and maybe a bit less wet than Canada. This looks like it is probably going to be the best part of the trip, still watching with much interest, Nick

Ray Grimster on

Just catching up on your exploits sat in my son's house in Boston. We also flew over Goose Bay on 24th Sep on our way to Vancouver but not in such great style. I'm due to fly an Arrow out of a Boston airfield on Sunday so have noted your comments re American ATC. Best of luck with the rest of the trip.

davidbowie on

Thank you all for your interest and best wishes. Nigel, by the time you read this I will have landed in the state of Oklahoma. Nik, the cold and wet of the Northern terrotories seem long past,although Columbus had it's share of rain the other day.
It was interesting to watch the GPS navigation page show my position of 91degrees West as I headed towards Oklahoma. About a quarter way round the globe, remembering that I left my base at about zero degrees !

Nick Firestone on

David – My wife and I enjoyed meeting and talking with you over dinner and are looking forward to following your travels as you continue your westward journey. Your departure was well timed as much cooIer and wetter weather has arrived. l hope your pictures and blog about Columbus, Indiana will encourage other travelers to visit our fine city. Best of luck to you in your travels.


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