Thursday, July 24, 2008

SAC Museum

This afternoon, there was some free time so I went with Karl from LSU to the Strategic Air & Space Museum. It is located about 20 miles east of Lincoln towards Omaha. Very nice place, all indoors so it is air conditioned. This is a picture of an SR-71 hanging in the entryway. Other planes in the museum were B-1A, B-51, B-17, B-36 and many more. Most were in pretty good condition but were in the process of being restored. Also in the process of being restored was a B-29 and a T-29. These planes seemed phenomenally large but that may only be because you can walk right up to them, walk underneath them, and poke your head into some of the compartments such as the bomb bays.

I didn't get to spend a lot of time in the museum as they closed at 5, but got a good look around at all of the planes. There were also a couple of missiles standing up outside as well as a lot of other memorabilia associated with the cold war. I didn't even know that the SAC was located in Nebraska.

I didn't get much walking in today except walking around the museum and the round trip to the University. Since I have to leave for the airport at something like 5:00am, I don't think I will be running on the treadmill this evening. Fortunately, I have been able to eat pretty lightly with many vegetarian meals (mostly dinner). Breakfast has, unfortunately, been too much food since it is a buffet. Just like the Holiday Inn commercials mention, the food is pretty good and I end up cleaning my plate even though I'm not hungry.

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