Our Third Trip to the Florence Air and Missile Museum
Florence S.C. - June, 1997
Ginny Does the Fran-Dango
We walked in unannounced this year, but the Haughn's recognized us at once.
"Hey, it's the Warmonger!" said Lee, and they proceeded to catch us up with
the recent history. (They even remembered MY name a little later).
Hurricane Fran paid a visit last Fall, and didn't even have the decency to pay
the modest admission fee. She did, however, take along a souvenir: part of the
building's roof. The Loon and DASH now have a delightful open air venue.
Ginny and Lee weathered the storm at the museum, taking refuge in the all-brick rest room building
after securing all they could. Sitting on the edge of a large airport, the museum has no protection
from the winds. The Albatross got a few ruffled tailfeathers..
During the height of the storm, combat veteran Lee went to sleep. Ginny had planned to
ride out the storm in the cockpit of the A26, getting the feel of flight.
Luckily for all of us, she thought better of it.....
Reminded of the A26, we went outside to check it out.
Randy's Invader has picked up a little paint....
but the old "Gun Plumber" would certainly still recognize the business end of his bird.
All photos by the Warmonger
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