Good morning. It’s going to be a beautiful day again with a high in the low 70’s and sunny. I am going to be sitting outside for sure.
Day 161. With the weather being nice but cool, we decided to take a trip to the National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. We have had the museum on our list of things to do for a long time. With our daughter Melissa living only about 45 minutes away from it, the timing was perfect.
The museum was easy to find. It has a huge free parking lot and the entrance to the museum is also free. You may make a donation if you choose. The museum itself is enormous. I would not plan on seeing everything in one day. Going through with my history buff husband will take us at least three days to see everything.
We started our tour in the World War I area. Immediately my mind went to Wilbur and Orville Wright. I took a lot of pictures, but nothing compares to seeing the exhibits in person.
Next we went into the World War II exhibit area.
Everyone knows Walt Disney and all of the wonderful children’s stories and cartoons he is famous for, but one thing I didn’t realize was how he used his talents during the war.
The only one of his characters that wasn’t used was Bambi. Donald Duck was the most popular and requested.
There is so much more I could tell you about and show you pictures of, but it is best if you go see this museum for yourself. We ended our day in the World War II exhibit and I do believe when we come back that Clyde will want to visit this area again. I don’t believe he was ready to leave, but his legs and his body said otherwise. We are definitely going to try and get back here again before we head further north. We have only seen about 1/3 of the museum.
I have been to many museums in my lifetime and I have got to say this is by far one of the best museums around. It is very well organized with so much detail and so many interesting facts that you do not want to miss a thing.
On our way home we stopped at Tank’s Bar & Grill, also in Dayton. When we got off the highway we weren’t sure about the area, but the restaurant had good reviews so we thought why not give it a try. It turned out to be a quaint little bar & grill that was very busy. The food was good and the portions were quite large.
We had a full enjoyable day and it was time to get home to our doggies. Loving our lifestyle. Have a good day.
Until next time,