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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

Not everyday you can park next to a Lancaster Bomber!
They had pulled it outside the museum (Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton) to run up the engines.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

The Oregon Coast dinosaur appears to be a popular stop - sadly, I missed out on the Paul Bunyan statue a little south of this.

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.....and Moran State Park entrance on Orcas Island in WA

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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Not everyday you can park next to a Lancaster Bomber!
They had pulled it outside the museum (Bomber Command Museum of Canada, Nanton) to run up the engines.
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Awesome! Those planes are amazing creatures. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

I've always wanted to see one and there it was as we were driving to Calgary, surprise! The plane is really different compared to the B-17's my Dad flew.
The bomber is being restored into a replica of the "Dam Busters" Lancaster. Even has a spinning barrel bomb underneath.
A really nice little museum with great displays and lots of info. Worth a visit to Nanton if you're in the area.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

MsTaboo wrote:
I've always wanted to see one and there it was as we were driving to Calgary, surprise! The plane is really different compared to the B-17's my Dad flew.
The bomber is being restored into a replica of the "Dam Busters" Lancaster. Even has a spinning barrel bomb underneath.
A really nice little museum with great displays and lots of info. Worth a visit to Nanton if you're in the area.
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Oh, Nanton! We might be playing the Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival outside Nanton next summer - I'll keep the place in mind.

My uncle Robert was a navigator on Lancs in WWII. They had one as an exhibit near the lakeshore in Toronto when I was a kid - I spent many happy hours climbing on it! Shocked Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

Dambusters weapon background below. Some PBS show (found it--Nova's episode called "Bombing Hitler's Dams") did a recreation of the design, construction and testing since detailed records had been lost.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

FIFY... Wink
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Dambusters weapon background below. Some PBS show (Nova?) did a recreation of the design, construction and testing since detailed records had been lost.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

A Canadian documentary about the mission recreated the drop with a DC4.
I tried to find a link to the doc but could only find a few youtubes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzqJ42gCDcU

Warning bad language!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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This is the world's tallest moose, until they do some adjustments on the one in Canada to make it taller. Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

On a trip through Maine we saw a moose made of chocolate in a shop but van pix from the trip have no moose in them and moose pix from the trip have no van in them.

And I do not mean "mousse;" the one we saw was a life size moose statue carved out of chocolate.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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...the one we saw was a life size moose statue carved out of chocolate.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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While circumnavigating Lake Superior we saw a life-size fiberglass moose posed in front of a gas station. As we approached, the 'fake' moose lurched out into the roadway in front of the Westy, requiring a bit of enthusiastic braking.

I really wish the Canucks would bolt those things down ...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

Jeffrey Lee wrote:
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While circumnavigating Lake Superior we saw a life-size fiberglass moose posed in front of a gas station. As we approached, the 'fake' moose lurched out into the roadway in front of the Westy, requiring a bit of enthusiastic braking.

I really wish the Canucks would bolt those things down ...

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This interactive art thing is getting out of hand! Very Happy

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On a trip through Maine we saw a moose made of chocolate in a shop but van pix from the trip have no moose in them and moose pix from the trip have no van in them.

And I do not mean "mousse;" the one we saw was a life size moose statue carved out of chocolate.


As a sculptor of chocolate myself I have got to see this!! Please PM me a photo if you donít think itíll stick here (w/o a Vanagon in it). Mark

Edit - Oops, sometimes I forget Iím on the internet Rolling Eyes . Search found what looks to be a life size chocolate moose. Canít be too many of those about...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

If you found "Lenny" that was it.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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I sometimes enjoy mousse, but some of that chocolate is bearly edible ...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

Jeffrey Lee wrote:
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While circumnavigating Lake Superior we saw a life-size fiberglass moose posed in front of a gas station. As we approached, the 'fake' moose lurched out into the roadway in front of the Westy, requiring a bit of enthusiastic braking.

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I've lived in the Upper Pen. now for 4 years and am yet to see a moose on any of my voyages out and about! Yet to see a black bear either!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

On some back road in Southern Ohio

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

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Went for a little jaunt this afternoon for ice cream and couldn't resist snapping a roadside pic of this Boeing C-97G, parked on the lawn in front of a theme-room motel. Before landing in its home here, the plane "... had been used to film car commercials starring actress Farrah Fawcett and a live cougar for the Lincoln Mercury Cougar XR-7. Farrah autographed the fuselage, though it has since been painted over."

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagon Photos @ Road Side Attractions Reply with quote

Jeffrey Lee wrote:
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Went for a little jaunt this afternoon for ice cream and couldn't resist snapping a roadside pic of this Boeing C-97G, parked on the lawn in front of a theme-room motel. Before landing in its home here, the plane "... had been used to film car commercials starring actress Farrah Fawcett and a live cougar for the Lincoln Mercury Cougar XR-7. Farrah autographed the fuselage, though it has since been painted over."

http://www.cultofweird.com/americana/don-q-inn-plane/
https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/13530


Holy cow! Youíre 8 miles from where my folks live. The Don Q Inn is legendary for being a crazy hotel (cave room, church steeple room, scary hot tubs and mirrors in the rooms, etc.).

Iíll bet the drive was beautiful. Iíll be there next Friday.
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