Z is for Z’end

As the 2016 Blogging from A to Z Challenge comes to a close, I sincerely thank everyone who looked at, liked, commented upon, and shared my posts on this and my other two blogs (DiscoveringHome.com and SinclaireMonroe.com),  with friends, family and fellow-bloggers.

I know that I have thoroughly enjoyed discovering your blogs. I have been impressed with your creativity, and inspired by your talent. Thank you.

Below are some shots that I especially like, even if many were previously posted during this month-long-blog-a-thon. I hope you enjoy these pictures – and I hope you stop by again.

W is for Waco Air Museum

Located in Troy, Ohio, the Waco Air Museum is a treasure for aviators, history buffs and perfect for weekend adventurers.

With seven airplanes from the 1920s and ’30s on display, as well as engines, support vehicles, and memorabilia, this museum allows visitors to discover another facet of Ohio’s role in aviation history.

Waco Air Museum is dedicated to sharing the story of the Waco Aircraft Company. Visitors are warmly welcomed and invited to ask questions, to sit in a model glider, and to take a tour of the site.

During the summer months, dare to ride in a vintage biplane, or simply watch from the grassy field if keeping two feet on the ground feels more comfortable. But if you’d still like to soar into the clouds, you might want to learn more about remote control aircraft.

 

A visit to the Waco Aircraft Museum provides a wonderful glimpse into the past while creating memories for the future.

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V is for Variety

While watching the flits and swoops and dives and soars of backyard birds, it is often difficult to clearly see and thoroughly appreciate their prettiness.

When these hotshot fliers come down to earth for even a few moments, their extraordinary beauty is a thing to behold.

It must be quite wonderful to take flight into the heavens on a whim, and return to one’s familiar perch – unruffled, and unfazed.

U is for Unbelievably FAST!

The cheetah is incredibly fast …

… and so beautiful, it might be tempting to reach out to touch that gorgeous coat – which is, of course, a very, very bad idea!

And in the blink of an eye, all that remains is the memory of speed –

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…and then he is gone!

R is for Rising Sun, Indiana

Along the Ohio River some of the prettiest river towns in the country are just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Rising Sun is an excellent example of a small town with a big view.

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This friendly town, registered in 1816, is easily found just 40 miles west of Cincinnati and about 100 miles south of Indianapolis.

The Ohio County Historical Society invites visitors – and residents – to learn about Rising Sun, and the surrounding area. Stop by for Quiltfest, or stand next to hydroplane racing treasures like the Hoosier Boy.

A walking-friendly place with buildings on Main Street dating back to 1832, this is an ideal destination for architecture buffs, history geeks – and couples looking for an opportunity to hold hands and stroll.

Home to Heritage Hall, the Empire House Hotel , as well as the Rumpe House,  beautiful Rising Sun offers a special venue for memorable events, comfortable and charming accommodations, or even a new home – all within walking distance to the picturesque and history-rich Ohio River.

Take the scenic drive down US56 to arrive at a river state of mind in Rising Sun.