One of the advantages of being a high school teacher is getting two months of vacations each summer. My dad, a high school teacher in Ontario, spends much of his summers exploring around the continental United States. This summer, on his trip out West to visit me, my Dad brought me along on his travels by sending me postcards of the places he visited. Check out some highlights below:
First stop for my dead while heading west was Oshkosh, WI for the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In (sent around 30 July). Some highlights this year were the Canadian SkyHawks parachute demonstration team and the special group of Piper Cubs celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous little yellow bird.
The Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop, a place I’m familiar with after sheltering there during a massive thunderstorm in 2007. My dad and I were on a motorcycle trip from Colorado to Ontario and spent most of the night in the in-house movie theatre or in the 30,000 square foot Super Truck Showroom.