25 Sept-9 Oct 2016: British Transportation Museum

A covered bridge on our tour
A covered bridge on our Fall Colors tour
Testing Mini and prepping Rhoda.
Testing Mini and prepping Rhoda.

I got Mini out for a cruise – testing performance – and then on October 8th we went on the annual LocoBrits Fall Colors cruise.  This year it was a bit early for most fall colors, but we stopped at three museums: Aviation in Urbana; British Transportation in Dayton; and US Air Force in Fairborn.  (The FCT is an excuse to drive on interesting, twisty, scenic, off the beaten track roads.)

start in Grafton Ohio
start in Grafton Ohio – Michelles
our first stop
our first stop
and second
and second
We had lunch at the Aviation Grill in Urbana!
We had lunch at the Aviation Grill in Urbana!

And then went next door to the museum, where we lined up cars in front of the hanger.

ready for take off!
ready for take off!
background
background
standing proud!
standing proud!

The museum has a complete B-25, and a B-17 in process..

B-25
B-25
Outside the British Transportation Museum
Outside the British Transportation Museum

At the door, I was pleased to see Pete Stroble – Ohio Mini Owner’s.

solo 2 Mini
solo 2 Mini
British cars...
British cars…
great van!
great van!
classic British
classic British

We had a nice picnic meal there – well done!

(In 2010 when  Sharon, Mini, and I went to Mini Meet East, we travelled on some of the same roads as today, and the host motel was right down the road…)

Sunday morning, we went across the street from our hotel to the US Air Force Museum.

entrance
entrance
powerful statement
powerful statement
feel the buzz (V-1, German)
feel the buzz (V-1, German)
spaced out
spaced out
B-29
B-29
lifted the 29 off of the ground...
lifted the 29 off of the ground…

I relived all off the WWII aviation of which I have read, and then Sharon and I headed  home: SR4; I-670;I-71; SR301; US20; SR83.

stopped at the start on the way home...
stopped at the start on the way home…

Thanks to Stacy for a great job!

(Meanwhile, back at the home 40, Kerrie was watching our dog Babe!  Thanks!)

Babe
Babe

 

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