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David M

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Admiral Puff and I are coming over for the IPMS US Nationals next July and then touring for six weeks or so.

The plan is to start at Omaha then by road to Chicago, Oshkosh, Detroit, Indianapolis and Nashville then jump west to Tucson then by road to Phoenix, San Diego, LA and San Francisco before we leap on the Big Tin Bird back to Oz.

Our collective interests are (in no particular order) old aeroplanes, old cars, beer, books, music in various forms, Mustangs (both kinds), French cars, models, architecture, race cars, float planes and flying boats, food.

We have figured out the big things we want to see along the way but are interested in any suggestions any of you 'locals' may have for stuff to do or see along the way...ballgames? jazz? blues? classical? obscure events?

Any and all suggestions will be much appreciated...

David M

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Dayton and the USAF Museum are about a 2 hour drive east of Indianapolis. It is a must-see. Of course, if you stop in Indy itself then you need to go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, site of the Indy 500. A few hours north of Indy is Kalamazoo, Michigan, home of the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. If you want to see a baseball game, then there is no better place to go than Wrigley Field to see the Chicago Cubs. If the scheduling doesn't work out, the Chicago also has the White Sox and Milwaukee has the Brewers.

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Never been there, but in the Tuscon area someplace is the Pima Air Museum and Davis Monthan AFB, Area 51(the tourist side). Make sure you eat at the local mom and pop eateries, don't bother with fast food joints. To bad you weren't going north of the border. Like i said, I've never been there, just recommendations.

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On 12/31/2016 at 0:17 AM, busnproplinerfan said:

Never been there, but in the Tuscon area someplace is the Pima Air Museum and Davis Monthan AFB, Area 51(the tourist side). Make sure you eat at the local mom and pop eateries, don't bother with fast food joints.

If you visit Pima, the tour of AMARG starts/ends there. 

When driving from Tuscon towards Phoenix you will pass a Minuteman missile silo/museum, which might be a good side tour?

 

Certainly catch a big game of some sort while in the US. American football or baseball would be recommended, simply for the atmosphere!

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2 hours ago, hairystick said:

If you visit Pima, the tour of AMARG starts/ends there. 

When driving from Tuscon towards Phoenix you will pass a Minuteman missile silo/museum, which might be a good side tour?

 

Certainly catch a big game of some sort while in the US. American football or baseball would be recommended, simply for the atmosphere!

someday, I'd like to see the area.

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When you goto LA.

 

Make sure you visit:-

 

Griffith Observatory, views of the Hollywood sign are great from up there.

Santa Monica Pier & Beach (for obvious reasons), a great corn dog stall /w iced lemonade shop by the pier.

 

Paramount Studios, I stood next to a lifesize standing up bumblebee from the Transformers films, he had to be 25ft tall.

 

Hollywood Boulevard.

 

Whilst your in Santa Monica, have a butchers at Evett's Model Shop, not the biggest shop in the world, but he has a array of model kits, rare 1960's kits all the way up to todays releases.

 

Have a great time.

 

Wayne.

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