Air Force Museum and Another Wright House

Current Location: Dayton KOA, Brookville, Ohio

This morning we got up and going and drove over to the Air Force Museum. We walked around inside for three hours or so, taking in all the sights. There is a wealth of information there that we didn’t even scratch. Someone could spend three or four days there just to take it all in and read all the information available on all the exhibits. We also ate lunch in one of their cafes.

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Museum sign out front

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World War I exhibit plane

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Another fighter

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More modern equipment

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Various modern planes

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Even more planes and a Space Shuttle simulation

After leaving the museum, we headed up the road to Springfield, Ohio. On our list of reciprocal Frank Lloyd Wright sites from our Western Pennsylvania Conservancy membership was the Westcott House. We decided to stop by and see if we could get a tour. We ended up getting our own private tour (free, due to our membership).

The Westcott House was built in the 1907 timeframe for the Westcott family. They lived there until the mid-1920’s. It was later sold and turned into apartments for years. The building fell into very bad disrepair by the end of the 1990’s. It was purchased with the intent of restoring it around 2001 or so. The house was restored by 2006 and is now being used for tours and educational purposes.

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Westcott House from the front

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Outdoor lighting fixture

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The house from the side

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View from a porch towards the garage area

The house was very interesting to tour. Our tour guide spent quite a bit of time with us and showed us almost literally every nook and cranny of the building. It was a fascinating tour.

 

Another State on the Map

Current Location: Dayton KOA, Brookville, Ohio

This morning, Malcolm ran into town to fill up the truck with fuel and to get the flat (spare) tire fixed. He was able to do both, get back to the campground and get hooked up to pull out of the park by 9:00 am.

We traveled west on I-76 and I-70 into Ohio, which is now our 38th state since we are staying for two nights here at the Dayton KOA. Our map is getting full of states. Other than Alaska and New England, only Michigan and West Virginia are conspicuous by their absence.

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All set up at the KOA

Once we got set up, we let the air conditioners run while we headed to Meijer for a couple items we needed. Dinner for tonight at the trailer was going to be Skyline Chili. But, since we are in Skyline Chili country, we stopped by a Skyline Chili restaurant, instead.

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Time for dinner

Once back at the trailer, Malcolm decided to take a dip in the pool for a bit and cool off. We both sat outside until dark, enjoying the weather.

Tomorrow’s plan is to at least go to the Air Force Museum in Dayton. We might hit another site if time permits. More on that if it happens.