Where Has Russ Been?

Where Has Russ Been?

Silver City Michigan

Since I left Wisconsin, I spent some time in Silver City Michigan (Lake of the Clouds).  Very interesting place too.  

Silver City Michigan (Lake Of The Clouds) is a great place to explore.  With more of Lake Superior Shoreline near Silver City Michigan.  I hiked the trail along the Lake Of The Clouds Recreation Area.  Epic views and deep forest make this a must-see. There are several RV Parks and Campgrounds, plus a sandy beach for swimming. Even an abandoned copper mine called Carp Lake Mine, full of bats and a rich history of Upper Michigan and Porcupine Mountains.  This place is well worth a trip.

This charming village, with its rich history and natural beauty, offers a tranquil escape for visitors seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. A must-visit attraction is Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, a sprawling expanse of pristine wilderness renowned for its rugged hiking trails, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled fall foliage. The nearby Lake of the Clouds provides a breathtaking vista that’s particularly enchanting during sunrise or sunset. For those interested in local history, the Ontonagon County Historical Museum in Silver City is a treasure trove of artifacts and stories from the region’s past, while a stroll along the scenic Lake Superior shoreline is a relaxing way to soak in the area’s natural beauty. Don’t forget to savor delicious pasties at one of the local bakeries, a regional specialty that’s perfect for a quick snack while exploring this idyllic corner of Michigan.

When it comes to dining options in Silver City, you’ll find a selection of cozy eateries that cater to various tastes. The Northwoods Supper Club is a local favorite, offering classic American fare in a rustic and inviting atmosphere. If you’re in the mood for some fresh seafood, the Harbor Haus Restaurant, situated right on the shores of Lake Superior, serves up delectable dishes with a stunning view. For a more casual experience, try the bakery mentioned earlier for their mouthwatering pasties.

As for accommodations, there are charming bed and breakfasts in the area, such as the A Cabin & A Cottage, where you can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest surrounded by nature. Alternatively, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers campsites and rustic cabins for those seeking a more immersive outdoor experience. Whatever your preference, Silver City and its surrounding natural beauty make for an unforgettable getaway in Michigan.

 

Carillon Park; Dayton, Ohio

After I left Silver City, Michigan; I headed for Dayton, Ohio to check out the Wright Brother’s Museum in Carillon Park.  And what an incredible museum it is!

Carillon Park Wright Brothers Museum in Dayton Carillon Historical Park, located in Dayton, Ohio, is a captivating living history museum that offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the region’s rich industrial and technological heritage. Situated on 65 acres of picturesque grounds, the park features an impressive collection of historic buildings and exhibits that span over two centuries of American innovation.

One of its most iconic features is the magnificent Deeds Carillon, a 151-foot-tall bell tower that houses 57 bells and provides melodious concerts throughout the day. Visitors can explore meticulously restored structures, such as the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane, and the restored 1835 B&O Railroad Roundhouse. Carillon Historical Park beautifully weaves together history, culture, and innovation, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and families alike, offering a captivating journey through Ohio’s industrial and technological past.  

The Carillon Park Wright Brothers Museum, is an absolute must for anyone interested in aviation history and American ingenuity. This remarkable museum pays homage to the pioneering spirit of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two Ohio-born brothers who forever changed the world by inventing and building the world’s first successful powered aircraft.

Within the museum’s engaging exhibits, you’ll find authentic artifacts, interactive displays, and insightful narratives that bring the Wright brothers’ incredible journey to life. Moreover, Carillon Historical Park offers an immersive experience beyond aviation, showcasing the industrial and technological advancements that shaped America’s past. With beautifully landscaped grounds, historic buildings, and a functioning carillon tower, this destination seamlessly weaves together the threads of innovation, history, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts, aviation aficionados, and families seeking an educational and enjoyable outing.

This place is EXTREMELY well done.  Check it out if you are around this area of Ohio.  It is definitely a must see.

 

Air Force National Museum

Air Force National Museum Dayton Ohio. The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio, is a captivating testament to the rich history of aviation and the proud legacy of the U.S. Air Force. Spanning across acres of exhibit space, this world-class museum houses an unparalleled collection of over 360 aircraft and missiles, chronicling the evolution of aviation from its humble beginnings to cutting-edge modern technology. Visitors can explore iconic aircraft like the Wright Brothers’ Flyer, historic World War II bombers, Cold War-era jets, and even spacecraft from America’s space exploration endeavors.

With immersive exhibits, interactive displays, and engaging historical narratives, the museum offers a captivating journey through the skies, honoring the bravery and innovation of those who have contributed to the nation’s air and space superiority. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or just curious about the wonders of flight, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is a must-visit destination for a profound and inspiring experience.

A visit to the Air Force National Museum in Dayton, Ohio, is a captivating journey through the rich history of aviation and the United States Air Force, and it’s an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. This museum stands as the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world, showcasing an astounding collection of over 360 aircraft and missiles, each with its own remarkable story to tell. From the Wright brothers’ early innovations to iconic aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird and the Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer, visitors can explore the evolution of flight and military technology up close.

The museum’s engaging exhibits, interactive displays, and passionate staff provide a deep understanding of the crucial role the Air Force has played in shaping American history and global aviation. Whether you’re a history buff, a aviation enthusiast, or just curious to witness the marvels of human flight, the Air Force National Museum offers an awe-inspiring and educational experience that’s second to none.

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