Re-Enactors, at any event, do a wonderful job in presenting a look back into history. What is presented here are the re-enactors that appear at the MID ATLANTIC AIR MUSEUM - World War II
Weekend held in June and located in Reading, PA. This year was the 17th year. One of the best airshows and re-enactments around. Date for next years show is June 1 -3.
To purchase the full length video, visit the E STORE above:
Cost is only $11.99 and includes postage to US addresses. For International the cost is only $15.99
Summer has begun. Looking for ideas of a destination? Read through the archives of this blog and
get some inspiration of great places. For instance above on the left is Gettysburg, Mesa Verde, Highway1 on the California coast, and below is Jackson Hole, WY. We will visit these soon but for now....
How about a couple of train rides? Here is the STRASSBURG RAILROAD, located in Strassburg, PA.
Although only forty minutes long, you will see some beautiful Amish farms and perhaps a buggy or two.
In my opinion the absolute best is the DURANGO AND SILVERTON
If you do find yourself in Durango be sure to drive the "Million Dollar Highway", CO 550, between
Silverton and Ouray. A beautiful drive anytime of the year; but if raining or snow be aware - no gard
rails and at some points a sheer drop of several hundred feet.
Although anytime is great to visit, I prefer Fall or early Winter. Summer though is best for Four Wheeling because the passes are free of snow.
If you need someplace to eat I would highly recomend the following:
Breakfast in Durango you can't beat the DURANGO DINER. Try the Breakfast Burrito!
If you are in Silverton and looking fora meal one of my favorite places is HANDELBARS
Great lunch and a suburb dinner. Try the Rib Eye and finish off with a homemade Peach Cobler!
Should you overnight in Ouray and looking for a place to eat, I reccomend for breakfast or lunch the
TIMBERLINE DELI and the best homemade donuts you can find.
Another option for lunch or dinner is O'BRIENS PUB
A relitive short drive of only a couple of hours is Cortez and nearby is Mesa Verde.
Stay in Cortez for it is really the only place around. I reccomend staying at the
BAYMONT INN & SUITES. For good dinning try the DESTINATION GRILL right across the parking lot
Well there you go. A few places to drive, ride or fly to see. We will visit others in a few weeks.
Be sure to read through the "Archives" for the full articles of the above. Enjoy!
MILITARY AVIATION MUSEUM VIRGINIA BEACH has two great air shows each year. The first is the Warbirds Over The Beach held in May. The second is in October - World War I. This years WORLD WAR ONE air show will be held October 7 & 8.
A wonderful place to see anytime, but the air shows are great! If anywhere near, or looking for a road trip, plan on a visit.
Here you will find the worlds largest priviate collection of World War I and World War II aircraft. Additionally you can tour the "Fighter Factory" where much of the restoration is done and the maintainence. The hanger on the right is the authentic German Luftwafe hangar that was relocated from the Cottbuss Army Airfield in Cottbus, Germany. Originally this was built in the small town of Cottbus, just southwest of Berlin in 1934.. Interesting history on this hangar and you can read the full story on the Museums website.
New Fighter Factory
Right: Inside the Fighter Factory.