Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The C-47

Today Hubby and I flew to Cleveland on a C-47 which is the Air Force version of the DC-3. We left about 8:30 this morning and had an incredibly smooth flight across Lake Erie to Cleveland. We landed at Burke airport and toured the Women in Aviation Museum. Then we walked down the street and toured the U.S.S. Cob. That is a 1945 American Submarine. I was surprised how big it was. We had to enter and leave by crawling down the hatches. I often have nightmares about having to crawl through a narrow opening like that and not being able to do it. After that we had lunch at the Great Lakes Science Museum and then toured an ore freighter, the William G. Mather. Then we took a long walk looking for ice cream and took the plane back at about 4:30. There were only 12 of us on the plane.

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