Saturday, May 02, 2009

Road Trip!

Huge grocery store, food from all over the planet, nearly a thousand kinds of hot sauce, an entire aisle of olives? Located not-so-far-away, a bit north of Cininnati in exotic Ohio? Jungle Jim's International Market: we're so goin' there sometime this Spring or Summer.

I wonder how close it is to the WLW site at Mason?

15 comments:

Turk Turon said...

Cool!

Are they near Dayton?

Roberta X said...

Alas, not -- Dayton is about Due East, the Queen City is SE.

Plus, well, Dayton Hamvention: it'll be the entire day. Trust me.

Turk Turon said...

Re: WLW

Three thousand amperes of filament current? Three thousand amps!? That's enough to send an arc across a tennis court!

Crikey!

D.W. Drang said...

My first thoughts were, "Leave Hamvention, heading south on I-75..."

D.W. said...

That place is great! Plan to spend an entire morning or afternoon there; there's that much to check out. They even had a decent walk-in humidor if you enjoy a fine cigar. Have fun!

wv: copsych (a shrink's assistant?)

Turk Turon said...

Here are the GoogleEarth facts: Roseholme to Hara: 107 miles; Hara to WLW; 39 miles; WLW to Jungle Jim's: 15 miles; Jungle Jim's to Roseholme: 115 miles. So Jungle Jim's lengthens your trip home by only 8 miles!

Roberta X said...

Street mileage?

Interesting. WLW may get a lot of traffic Dayton weekend.

Turk Turon said...

Yup, street miles.

D.W. Drang said...

Negative, Ghostrider, the journey to Jungle Jim's by way of WLW increases the distance of the trip by 62 street miles.

Still well worth the trip, I'd say.

Ed Rasimus said...

If you get to Dayton you absolutely MUST spend several hours at the National Museum of the USAF. You might even see my battered "sierra hotel" hat in the Vietnam area display on 100 Mission stuff. Also one of Robin Olds' MiG killer F-4s and lots of other beautifully restored aircraft. Possibly best aircraft museum in the world.

Mark Alger said...

If you're coming within five miles of 275, you WILL -- no, you SHALL -- inform me of this in advance and we SHALL meet for lunch. Somewhere in Mason.

M

Roberta X said...

...Please, dear friends, please: the Dayton Hamvention is (Fates permitting) in my future. It is the largest amateur radio swapfest in the country. If I manage to walk the entire flea market in one day, I will be doing good. Anything else comes after -- perhaps the following day.

charles said...

That place is great! At least it was last time I was there about 12 years ago. If nothing's changed but the inventory, then it is still great.

-- Posting before looking -- see D.W. beat me to it.

reflectoscope said...

Snap! I was wondering why Ed Rasimus' name rang a bell! I do hope I have the relevant photo; I had only about a half day to do little more than a touch and go through there.

Wow. Small world indeed, and I find myself in distinguished company, wherein I should be doing less talking and more listening.

Jim

Roberta X said...

I have seen the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson twice (though it has now been some years since my most recent visit) and each time, I come away overwhelmed. During the Hamvention weekend, the place is packed; there's quite a lot of crossover between radio hams, airplane buffs and veterans.