The pack visited the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in the historic Hudson River Valley this past week. Here we are posing in front of a replica of Charles Lindbergh’s famous plane. Don’t you just love dog friendly attractions when you are traveling?! This one is our absolute favorite.
We Pay Homage to the Spirit of St Louis
In his plane, The Spirit of St Louis, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh crossed the wide Atlantic Ocean on May 21, 1927. Flight was brand new to humanity back then and no one had made this long of a journey, fraught with danger, across an entire uninterrupted expanse of ocean. During thirty-three long hours alone, navigating solely by compass – note that there is no windshield to see where you are going – he successfully flew from New York to Paris. What an amazing achievement!
Lindbergh: A Kindred Spirit
The pack loves an adventurer and Charles Lindbergh was a true kindred spirit. His journey was not only ground breaking; his greatest achievement was that of inspiration. With his courage and persistence in his dream of trans Atlantic flight, Lindbergh lit the lamp to clearly show the way. What it revealed was a glorious vision, of the world of routine and easy air plane travel around the globe, that we enjoy so casually today.
About the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
In addition to the many vintage planes on display at the Aerodrome, there are air shows each weekend where you can see the history of flight take to the skies, and tours of the Hudson River Valley in an open air biplane. Note to those, like us, traveling with dogs – the folks selling tickets for the bi plane rides kindly offered to mind the dogs for us if we wanted to go for a tour! How very kind of them.
This Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a must see. Visit their web site for details: http://oldrhinebeck.org/