Friday, September 2, 2022

Temperature 80 Degrees, Abundant Sunshine

Dayton, Ohio Update

Why in the world would we want to spend three weeks in the Dayton region? That’s what we said after we made the reservation for this campground. So, we revised our travel plan and booked the side here for only two weeks. Well, as we’ve now discovered it probably would have been better to keep it at three!


Let me explain. Perhaps, you’ve noticed a lack of blogs about this area of Ohio. That’s not because we’ve been sitting still. We’ve been on the go and we’ve toured some mighty impressive museums and parks.

And we still have about three or four more sites to take in before we leave next week.

As for where we’ve been so far.

We spent two days at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

It features more than 350 planes and missiles on more than 19 acres of indoor display space housed in a total of 4 separate hangers all connected by a common walkway. I believe I have about 1000 pictures from our two days spent here. There will be at least one more blog about the Presidential Planes.

We’ve also been to the American Packard Museum.

Here’s one for you. Back in the day a set of parents purchased this car for their 16 year old daughter. Back in that day it cost $3,180 when new. Guess what? Said daughter refused to drive it. She said it was ugly, the color was not to her liking and it was too big!

About 150 pictures to go through.

Next sightseeing stop.

The exhibits here focus on the Wright brothers’ experimental flights at Huffman Prairie Flying Field in 1904 and 1905.

There are also exhibits that focus on the Wright Brothers’ Flying School at Huffman Prairie from 1910 to 1916.

The Wright Memorial is also at this location.

About 150 pictures to go through.

Moving on, we come to today.

There are a total of 45 historic buildings and exhibits within the grounds of the park. We were able to tour just three.

A few snapshots of the items on exhibit.

Also on the grounds of the park you’ll find

There is oh so much here. Quickly, here’s a snapshot of some of the exhibits.

The crown jewel of this exhibit is

From here we moved to the last exhibit we were able to visit due to the time of day

So, just a snapshot of the exhibits we saw in the park today.

A total of 695 pictures to sort through.

And while doing all of this, we’ve had an anniversary celebration.

Proton has now been with us a full year. We’re glad your ours now and forever.

And we’re still dealing with all four slides coming in on their own. The last time it happened I put them back out, then went outside and disconnected the power to all four. I’ll connect them up just before we leave. We have an appointment in September to hopefully get them fixed.

So, maybe no in-depth blogs but we’ve been busy. Life is good and we’re enjoying each day that God gives us to the fullest. We hope you are too.

Thanks again for spending some time with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest. 

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before.


  1. This blog post is a lot of information to take in! I look forward to the post about the presidential planes. I’ve always liked learning about our past presidents. Regarding the Packard museum – that girl was spoiled! The Wright Brothers exhibits are so interesting. It is amazing to me how fast airplanes and its industry progressed once the Wright brothers got it started. I have read about the “Little Miami trail” near Dayton and thought about visiting the area and riding our ebikes on that trail. It sounds like there is lots and lots to do in the area! And Congratulations on the one year anniversary of Proton having you wrapped around his little paws. 🙂 He is a sweet doggy, and both he and you are lucky to have found each other. Hope you have a wonderful day!


    1. The amazing thing about the Wright Brothers’ is that so many some people believe that “they just came up with the plane”. The more I learn about them the more I learn about their courage, their perseverance, and their ability to take a negative and make it a positive. What they accomplished did not come easily or without a price. More then once their new fangled invention almost killed them. Proton? Has me wrapped around his paws? Yup! Would not want it any other way. Have a great weekend.

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