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Old 08-22-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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I'm heading up to the Airstream factory next weekend. Plan on taking two weeks off of work and driving from Texas to Ohio at a very leisurely pace. Anyone have any suggestions on places to stop or things to do in between Texas and Ohio?

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Old 08-22-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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Depends a lot on the route you pick

USAF museum at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton. Figure a whole day there and then you will be rushed. IMAC with great flight films is part of museum. There is a RV park in Huber Heights that is fairly close to the museum.

I like to stop at the "Land Between the Lakes" in Kentucky. Real pretty area and good parks near the locks..
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Old 08-22-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Nashville, TN: I suggest a "Lynchburgh Lemonade" at one of the pubs located inside the Opry Land Hotel; lovely atriums to walk through and enjoy; camping close by on Music Valley Dr. I'm not a county music fanatic, but I have enjoyed a night at the Grand Ol' Opry.
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I'm heading up to the Airstream factory next weekend...
Are you getting work done or just doing the tourist thing?
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Old 08-22-2004, 04:36 PM   #5
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The Horse Park near Lexington is interesting if you are interested in equine.
Of course, there is lots to do in the Lexington/Louisville area.
Nashville is wonderful, especially if you like live music.....same goes for Branson if you go that way.
What is your route?
Lots of ways for a farmer to go to town, ya know?
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I forgot about the horse park - very nice campground; cool museum. 1.5 hours north of Nashville is Mammoth Cave in Kentucky; nice national park and great guided tours into the cave; age and physical appropriate tours are available for nearly anyone.
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Are you getting work done or just doing the tourist thing?
Both. The work I get done depends on how quickly it adds up! My list so far is:
  1. Wineguard Batwing Antennae
  2. New Screen Door
  3. Step work - new brackets that are welded to the frame. $10 part - 4-5 hrs in labor. Ouch!
  4. Reroute a water line under the trailer that was a patch job done by the PO. It works but the line is exposed. Think they have to drop the fresh water tank to do it.
  5. Bracket for my flat panel TV. Need something to mount my omni-mount swiveling arm to. The service manager said they had a bunch of them onsite.
Again, whether I get it all done depends on how quickly it adds up.

My route is not defined yet - but I'll map it out based on some of the feedback I get here. I'll have about two weeks. Thanks for any and all suggestions. I'm going with my Dad and we're both looking forward to it. Joe
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Debbie & I just returned from J/C this week. We had our unit there for repairs, 5 days. If you are willing to do a little driving there is plenty to do around there.

We were disappointed with the quality of work performed while we visited relatives in the area for 2 of those days. We feel 'staying close' might be in your best interest.
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Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY; pass by the place once in a while but never have stopped - maybe that's best for me and my covetous spirit.
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I did a Mapquest to get an idea of a probable route.
You could go Easterly, and take the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez MS to Nashville TN....a great drive. Then up through Kentucky, the Corvette Museum, Horse country, bourbon whisky distillery tours, and on through Cincy and up.
Or, take I-40 over to Memphis and up and see Graceland, and the ducks at the Peabody Hotel then to Nashville and up.
Or go Westerly and go up through Branson MO and Table Rock Lake...then over through St Louis, and then over to Indianapoils by the Speedway.
Lots to do regardless of which way you decide to go and come home.
Have a great trip and keep us all posted....and have a fun trip!
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Lake St. Mary's State Park is a really nice place to stay if you are camping.

The Neil Armstrong Museum is near too.
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