Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
Working at 3 Rivers Resort in Almont, Colorado until the end of August!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Planes of Fame

Located just about 30 miles south of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on Highway 64 is this very quant museum. This is usually Jerry’s thing, he likes visiting the more educational places where I usually gravitate more towards the photo opportunity sights but I have to admit I was amazed at this place.

The museum is set in an actual hanger which really sets the mood perfectly, as well as the very informed greeter that we shared a very pleasant conversation with. It’s a self tour so you are able to take your time at each exhibit but there is also information plaques throughout where you can get the scoop about each item.

I took many photos and even some film on our recorder but to actually see them in person is no comparison. The eerie feeling of these planes knowing they were actually the ones that were in battle was very spiritual. Many of them still fly in shows around the country so the planes could actually be different with each visit you take to this museum.

Don’t forget to take a walk through the planes outside in the back, they tell many stories. Also, for a small additional charge they allow you to walk through the plane out front, unfortunately it was under repair at the time of our visit so we could not go inside. Repairs for this plane takes a long time since it is so old and parts are no longer available, they have to make the part for the repair from scratch.

Take the time to stop and visit, you won’t be disappointed and the nominal price you pay is worth it. Check out their website for further events at Planes of Fame.

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