By now you know that when we stay with Bob & Peggy while in the Atlanta area each October, we love to find things to do. Besides the Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel, we had fun driving to Williamson, Georgia, 26 miles away, to see their airport and museum.
This was the short version on Facebook.
As airports go, it's like a Mom & Pop kind of place. HA!
Peach State Airport. Peach State Aerodrome. Candler Field. Take your pick.
"There are twenty-one aircraft based at Peach State Airpot, including one multi-engine.
Average operations per day is a total of nine, seven local flights and two transient flights."
See what I mean about Mom & Pop?!
We started out with the Candler Field Museum, which recreates how the
now Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport appeared in the 1920-30s.
Planes, Tractors, Autos and Bikes.
Sounds like a movie.
If any of that looks familiar, I think you're aging yourself?
Those were the days, you know. Roaring 20s and 30s.
It didn't take long to reminisce.
One could say the main attraction is their Barnstormers Grill.
Astrid and I had already checked the menu at home and knew we'd get a Reuben sandwich,
her very first and one of my favorites ever. The chicken carbonara also caught our attention.
From where we were sitting, we looked out onto the flying field, but not too much action that day.
Did you notice the airplane weathervane hanging inside the restaurant (above)?
And did I ever mention how addicted we are to trying new beers?
How can you resist one with a "Drink. Laugh. Repeat" mantra?
After lunch we walked to the hangar...
and then onto the field where the planes were being parked for the day.
If I had been quicker on the draw, I would have caught him pulling the plane from the hangar.
Who knew you could pull one of these by hand!
And then someone flies it?
Don't you love getting your education at these out-of-the-way places!
The more we look each year, the more we find them.
Thank you, Bob & Peggy.