We met Owie and Andrew at a truck stop, our daughter Heather and SIL Brian drove them to meet us so we'd not have to drive all the way to their home to pick up the boys. That saved us a bunch of time (and diesel fuel).
Owie looked over the map to see our route.
Andrew hopped in the co-pilot seat to help me watch out for traffic and look for the exit signs where we needed to turn.
Since we had three days to drive to Disney World, we were going to make a couple of stops to see some of the attractions along the way. Our first day's stop was the National Museum of the Eight Air Force. The boys loved all the planes and were introduced to an airplane I've been reading about for many years, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
The museum's B-17 is being restored to its WWII configuration after being de-militarized after the war and spending many years as a forest fire bomber dropping fire retardant on forest fires. After that service, it languished in storage for decades before the museum obtained it as the central show piece for their collection. Of the 12,000 plus B-17s that were built during the war, there are less than 50 that survive today, and about 12 are still airworthy and flying as hands on history lessons, appearing at air shows around the country.
The boys were amazed at the size of it.
Andrew even got to try out a common telephone of the 1930's, quite a change from today's cell phones.
A neat place for boys to visit and learn about history and appreciate what servicemen and women from the Greatest Generation did to protect the freedom we enjoy today.
We made another stop, to see something that Owie studied about in school this year. That's for the next post, so please stand by.
I'm still working to get my laptop back to normal, it's hard because I don't want to burn through the remain data I have on our MiFi, so I've had to use campground WiFi, not the best, or even close to fast, but it's slowly getting done.
Please forgive me if we don't get many posts in next week, or comments on your blogs, we're going to make the most of our week at Fort Wilderness and Disney World. :c)
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