commemorative air force and Gruene

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Sign on the hangar

The class finished about noon, so I had a few hours to kill before my flight home. I went to the San Marcos conventions and vistors bureau (since I knew where it was from a few nights ago...) and got some suggestions as to where to visit.

I decided to go to the San Marcos airport where the Commemorative Air Force (old WWII war planes!) museum is located for my husband Kevin (because all pilots seem to like airplanes!) and since I don't know much about them, I just took some photos of old airplanes there. The people I saw there looked to be from the WWII era too :)

Then I drove another 15 miles south to the little historical (founded in 1872) town of Gruene (pronounced "green") for a little sight-seeing. I just stopped at the general store and the antique store and browsed. There were a lot of tourists in town.  But the general feel of the place is quite charming. It's not a western town as I originally thought.

The flight back was not eventful. We flew over the Sierras south of Mammoth mountain, it still had snow. When I got home, my puppies were very happy and excited to see me and had to lick me for a long time! It's good to be home again.

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Sign on the hangar
Sign on the hangar
inside the hangar/museum
inside the hangar/museum
someone was doing something with t…
someone was doing something with …
mean shark painted on the airplane
mean shark painted on the airplane
another airplane with missle under…
another airplane with missle unde…
a bomber getting washed
a bomber getting washed
outside the general store at Gruene
outside the general store at Gruene
Inside the general store at Gruene
Inside the general store at Gruene
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photo by: portia