Join us as we travel North America in our Holiday Rambler Vacationer, since August. 2006
A nice bright sunny day again. We decide to check out the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta about 3 minutes away. He was the first man to set foot on the moon July 20th 1969 and was born and lived here in Wapakoneta Ohio. Amazing I remember that day in history! Lots of pictures, information, space shuttle mock ups, newspaper articles and a very good video in their theatre of the actual landing etc. A very interesting tour for the morning. Then home for lunch.
After lunch I drove to the village of Jackson Center Ohio, 20 minutes away to take a free tour of the Airstream Factory. Suzie was not interested, but I definitely was, just to see these trailers being made in their main factory. Over 70 years ago Wally Byam had a dream to develop the perfect travel trailer. Thus the birth of the Airstream trailer, with very few changes in the original design, just improvements and modern upgrades. The tour was about two hours long with a retired employee taking us thru the whole process and answering many questions from our group of about a dozen people. Truly amazing to see aluminum sheeting being formed and riveted together, the assembly of the trailer and furniture making, wiring, plumbing and testing all down on site. They produce 28 trailers a week with an average of 9 days per trailer, from 16 feet to their 36 foot toy hauler.
No pictures were allowed in the factory but follow this link to a pretty good tour in itself.
Back home in time to sit in the sun and read for a while, while the farmer behind us was working his fields, (just like home) except the tractor was green! Then a nice supper of a hot chicken sandwich, potatoes and veggies.
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