Category Archives: Transportation

The Colorado Model Railroad Museum

We visited Greeley for much the same reason we visited Fort Collins—just to say we’d been there. But unlike Fort Collins which at least had a few attractions, Greeley was pretty dull. We walked up and down main street and … Continue reading

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Close to Home

After our excursion to the San Luis Valley last weekend, we decided to stick closer to home this Saturday. Our first stop was lunch, at Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado City.  A Bingo Burger, by definition, had Pueblo peppers ground … Continue reading

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Forney Museum of Transporation

This Denver museum had a little bit of everything. The dozen or so late-model Rolls Royces didn’t interest me much, but otherwise, I enjoyed it. A restored bumper car from the 50’s. 1923 Hispano Suiza Victoria Town Car. It was … Continue reading

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The Airplane Restaurant

The Boeing KC-97 first flew in 1944. It was mostly used as an in-flight refueling tanker. The one at the restaurant operated from 1953 to 1976 with the Texas Air National Guard. We were given a choice of eating in … Continue reading

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Air Show (?)

The news went around that the French Air Force would put on a brief air show to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War I. The show would take place over the Air Force Academy, … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Airport

I’m pretty sure I don’t fully grasp the details, but somehow the two inches of snow on Thursday caused a hour flight delay on Friday evening for ice removal. This gave me two full and glorious hours to wander about … Continue reading

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Today was the 100th birthday of the National Park System. We celebrated by visiting Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio. Of course, they had cake. There are several sites scattered around Dayton. We visited the Wright Cycle … Continue reading

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Henry Ford Museum

We drove to Detroit on Saturday morning, passing the world’s largest tire on the way. We met Wayne, Holly and Arne in the parking lot of the Henry Ford Museum right at noon — at the exact minute we told … Continue reading

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Balloon Ride

I’ve been saying for a long time that I have just one item on my bucket list — to take a ride in a hot air balloon. Good friends heard me say this and very generously paid for and arranged … Continue reading

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Swartz Covered Bridge

We were heading toward Marion, Ohio to eat at The Warehouse, but we had plenty of time to spare. South of Upper Sandusky, I saw a sign that read “Swartz Covered Bridge” with an arrow pointing to a side road … Continue reading

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