We recently spent a few days in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and our first stop was at the EAA Aviation Museum. We were there ahead of the big Air Show this weekend, so we had the place almost to ourselves and everything was looking in tip-top shape. This was rather an apt beginning to our trip as we’d just learned that our grandson had recently earned a well-deserved promotion to Technical Sergeant in the USAF. And my husband, who was also in the Air Force, received a warm welcome from greeters at the Museum with the most sincere thanks for his service.
I was glad of this opportunity to take pictures of something other than nature for a change, and this certainly was different and presented quite a challenge, the subjects being large and not always in the best place to get a clear shot of the entire thing, if you get my meaning.
There are more than 200 historic planes in this collection as well as many galleries and displays, so you can easily spend the whole day here. And there is also a section specifically for kids, with games and various amusements all related to aviation.
There is a small nature area in the grounds (you might know I couldn’t leave without photographing something to do with nature!) but by this time we were quite exhausted so we called it a day.
The air museum looks like a lot of fun. The scum on the pond looks a bit intimidating.
I think there has been a problem with toxic algae in many of the small lakes and ponds for some time. Possibly another sign of global warming??
We have more of that in Puget Sound these days as well. They’ve studied it and tell us it’s a combination of things, including the higher temps. Runoff from the more highly populated areas is also a factor. There’s a lot less just forest than there was 50 years ago.
Amazing series of pictures, Sue! Congratulations to your grandson!
Thank you so much, Indira!
Some exciting looking aeroplanes in that collection.
Yes, it was an amazing collection.
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