Where do they do THAT?Thunderstruck said:Bob-I'll be heading down that way as I always go back for Riverfest every year. Chances are damned near every one on the road will pass me as I do a relaxed 60 MPH or so. this is my one chance a year to get some real good fuel economy numbers as I normally drive city miles in Chicago.
And you have no idea how many cops there are on that weekend until you see guys on the back of tractors in work zones with radar guns, andd cars with the hood up and there's a trooper crouched under there with a radar gun.
I may take that opportunity to visit the Piano Man in Lafayette Thursday night and when I [strike]sober[/strike] wake up Friday I'll be heading through Indy. I figure we could do a convoy from Indy.Bob_Fout said:Any IL peeps convoy planned?
Sign me up! That's Wright-Patterson AFB, right? Where they took the Roswell UFO crash debris and alien corpses? Where President Nixon showed his friend Jackie Gleason the bodies?RichC said:Another great idea would be the National Museum of the USAF in Dayton ... just a short drive north. I'm sensing that GMark wants to coordinate a convoy up there so stay tuned if that interests you. If you've not visited that with your family ... its well worth the price of admission. (Hint - Free)
RichC said:As for the TDIFest OH-8 itself ... here's wetting your appetite: Socialization should be easy as there are several areas of the conference hotel that include sitting areas perfect for small and larger groups. We'll have a tech sessions on Saturday morning, the host of TDIFest vendors in a private parking lot, a Show 'n' Shine and the "what's new" at VWoA including a Dieselution Tour stop. (no promises but it is in the works -- after my first conversation to VWoA they were very receptive) Our Ohio TDI rally racing celebrity Jon Hamilton (RallyVW) is working on a surprise that should be a fun too, so be sure to have your navigation and driving skills sharpened up. Hopefully this is enough to get you to mark the calendar as this is one TDIFest not to miss.
Chomp-chomp!RichC said:Oh ... and those chomping at the bit to part with money and register ... hang on ... it's only been a day!
LurkerMike said:Sign me up! That's Wright-Patterson AFB, right? Where they took the Roswell UFO crash debris and alien corpses? Where President Nixon showed his friend Jackie Gleason the bodies?
From wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Museum_of_the_United_States_Air_Force
The museum has many rare and important aircraft and other exhibits, including one of four surviving Convair B-36s, the only surviving XB-70 Valkyrie, and Bockscar—the B-29 Superfortress that dropped the second atomic bomb in World War II.
There is a large section of the museum dedicated to pioneers of flight, especially the Wright Brothers, who conducted some of their experiments at nearby Huffman Prairie. A replica of the Wright's 1909 Military Flyer is on display, as well as other Wright Brothers artifacts. The building also hosts the National Aviation Hall of Fame, which includes several educational exhibits.
The museum completed the construction of a third hangar and hall of missiles in 2004. It now houses Cold War-era planes such as the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber (test aircraft), the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter and others.
The museum has an IMAX theatre that mainly features aviation and space oriented IMAX films. There is a charge for these films.
There are no monthly fees, just a small deposit, and you pay only half as much for the tolls. And you go through the mainline tollbooths at highway speed, as well. No-brainer, IMO.Bookworm said:Chicago,Chicago,Chicago no I Pass