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jrc1963 posted 1/22/2014 16:44 PM

DS and I are driving to Michigan to visit my Grandma and Uncle.

I'm also planning to show the kid around my old stomping grounds...

Anyone in the SE part of Michigan gonna be around in June?
Ann Arbor/Saline/Tecumseh and the Detroit area are all in the plans.

Not sure of the dates yet.

Clarrissa posted 1/22/2014 17:51 PM

Wish I could but no way the van could make the trip. However you simply MUST stop in Dayton either on the way there or on the way home. Straight shot down I-75. Weekends are best but if it comes to it I still have plenty of vacation time left.

jrc1963 posted 1/22/2014 18:09 PM

Oh Clarrissa... I wanted to take DS to the Air Force Museum on the way up... I forgot but you reminded me...

Is it still there???

wifehad5 posted 1/22/2014 19:32 PM

That won't work. We always have the MI get togethers in the fall, or in February. We can't have one in nice weather

jrc1963 posted 1/22/2014 20:18 PM

I'm sorry WH5... but did you clear that with BR??

authenticnow posted 1/22/2014 20:26 PM

We can't have one in nice weather
Yeah, it definitely wouldn't work unless LD and I were outside sharing our life stories shivering in the cold with the other smokers while DS, MH and the rest of the group were inside doing shots of Patron, which according to DS you don't get drunk off of because it's the good stuff .

wifehad5 posted 1/22/2014 20:33 PM

She's the one that usually picks the dates

Mama_of_3_Kids posted 1/22/2014 22:04 PM

You know I'm gonna have to come see you, or something There's a great Science Museum in the city to the north of us...I'm sure DS would love it

Clarrissa posted 1/23/2014 03:56 AM

jrc, of course the museum is still there. It was closed for a while during that nonsense in Washington a few months back but it's open for business again. They're planning some changes but no major construction going on if memory serves. So, you have a very good reason to stop by.

jrc1963 posted 1/23/2014 14:06 PM

Definitely a good reason to stop at both Clarissa's and Mama's!

I want to hit Dayton on the way up from Florida and Mama's area on the way back.

Clarrissa posted 1/23/2014 15:15 PM

Just let us know when you'll be by. Been meaning to go to the museum ourselves. Been awhile. Oh and BTW, technically it's The National Museum of the United States Air Force.

jrc1963 posted 1/23/2014 18:22 PM

That's what it's called?? Hmmmm I thought it had a different name...

There's only one there, yes?

Clarrissa posted 1/23/2014 22:32 PM

It used to be just The Air Force Museum but they changed the name to The National Museum of the United States Air Force. Same place, different name. And that's the only Air Force museum in the area.

Oh and found out today that some folks in Austin have their panties in a twist over one of the planes. The LBJ Presidential Library seem to think that SAM 26000 (JFKs Air Force One) rightfully belongs there, not here. After all, we're just "some town in Ohio" (their words). The Secretary of the Air Force told them no, they can't have it, even on loan. The LBJ Library's response was essentially "We'll see". They refuse to accept that decision as final. So basically, they're going to take on the USAF about the disposition of a plane the USAF *still has jurisdiction over* (as they do ALL the aircraft at the museum).

*I don't mean this as criticism of any individual in Austin or even Texas. I just think the curators (?) of the LBJ Library deem themselves a bit *too* important to essentially tell the Air Force their reasoning for housing that particular plane here was severely flawed...*

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