Pictures From October 2018 - It's All About Having Fun!!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sunday 9-29 Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Dreary rainy day

We are staying at Ottawa Metro Park another night.

We had two fabulous days of dancing C1 and A2 with friends to Johnny Preston and Jack Pladdys.

Today we took it easy. I slept in until 8:30, Larry got up about 6:30. I crawled out of bed and made mini waffles for breakfast. Afterwards we went for a walk around the park. We walked about an hour for 2.5 miles. We took a bridge over a river and walked by Lauer Historic Farm. The Lauer Historic Farm was a working farm back in the mid 1930's through World War II in the 1940's. The owner Ann Lauer was the first district commissioner in 1972 and gave the farm to the park district. You can rent the facility out for weddings, family reunion, retreats and other things. We had a wonderful walk through the park.

After lunch we took the motorcycle for a ride to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum in Wapakoneta, about 20 miles from the campground. The Armstrong Air & Space Museum is an unique facility, it has a museum, picnic area, a grassy area and the F5D Skylancer Jet. Wapakoneta was Neil Armstrong hometown, the museum was built to honor him and tell the history of space flight in the Ohio area. The museum had great displays about Neil Armstrong, Gemini 8 spacecraft which Neil Armstrong flew and made the first space docking with, Apollo 11 artifacts and a moon rock. There was a cool walkway to the theater, it had mirrors and lights that look like stars. The theater showed a 20 minute movie on The First Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and their module pilot Michael Collins. Yesterday and today they had a special event going on where people were flying kites and drones. We saw a couple of kites flying today. We had a fun time reading about Neil Armstrong and the space program in the area.


Entrance to the Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Some kites flying on a pole at the museum

Spacesuit display

The F5D Skylancer
Sitting next to a young Neil Armstrong

After walking around the museum we headed back to the campground, once again we were lucky, we beat the rain. We had enough time to load the motorcycle onto its carrier before the rain came. It came down hard for a few minutes. When the rain stopped Larry covered the motorcycle.

It rained on and off the rest of the day. We read and caught up on some YouTube videos.      

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