Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Planes, rain, and burgers

We decided our hosts were entirely too hospitable, so we ought to stay another night, right?  And so we did.  There were some things left undone.  Like the airplane museum.  And more visiting.

It started to rain as we left, but that didn’t mar our adventuresome spirits.  Rick drove the scenic way around to Hill AFB Museum, which is where Rick’s retirement party was held 10 years ago.  He is a retired Colonel, so he was able to give us a quick drive through the base before going to the museum.

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The bottom photo shows the plane President Lyndon B. Johnson used.  Dick remembered seeing VP Agnew flying in it and landing at the Coast Guard Air Station in Opa-locka, where he was stationed.  We have more photos!

Being hungry, we headed to the oldest saloon in Utah for a mighty tasty burger, with all kinds of stuffed animal heads staring down at us, under a ceiling plastered with dollar bills.  An interesting place that could tell lots of tales…all true, of course.

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We treated the cooks to a nice dinner just down the road in thanks for their wonderful hospitality (and great steaks the night before!), then they taught us how to play bocce ball.  Neither of us had ever played before, despite it being available in our FL park during the winter months.  It is a FUN game, and we all had a great time and a lot of laughs.  We will definitely have to play this again.

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So this morning, it is time to say goodbye to Eden and our friends.  We hope it isn’t another two years before we see them again.  Y’all come to the GA Alps and see us!

Colorado is next on our trek home.

Miles and smiles, y’all! 

7 comments:

Beate said...

That museum looks very interesting! And it sounds like you're having an amazing time. That makes me happy for you :) Have a wonderful rest of the trip!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!
so interesting things in your adventuresome travel through America...and now bocce too!

Have a safe travel to GA!!!


Big hugs, honey!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have never been to an airplane museum but I would really love to go to one!

Joy said...

Looks like great fun - the museum, the food, and the bocce ball game. Roll safely southward!

Sandee said...

It was so worth spending an extra day. Yes it was.

Now I'm hungry for a burger.

Have a fabulous trip to Colorado honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Haley D. said...

Our guy loved the museum I'm sure! Do we need to set up a bocce court?

Barb G said...

My sister Tina bought a bocce ball set and tried to get us all to play but it never happened. Maybe we should have?

I bet you enjoyed the planes and museum a lot!

Safe miles and lots of smiles on the next leg of your adventure.

big hugs xoxo