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Unexpected RV Visit to the Air Force Armament Museum

We happened upon the Air Force Armament Museum as we are RVing way from Destin, Florida into Alabama. To our delight, admission was free! ​

As we headed out of Destin (by way around through Okaloosa Island to avoid the toll across the Choctawhatchee Bay on 293), we suddenly saw lots of large, old, military planes on the side of the road.

Now, braking with a fifth wheel isn’t the easiest or quickest thing, but we made the last second decision to pull into the parking lot. Luckily no one was behind us and we were able to make the turn. ​Our initial motive was to just get some pictures of our big fifth-wheel next to some of these huge planes. 

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air force armament museum

  ​But as we looked around, we discovered we wanted to explore a little more. Turned out that we happened upon the Air Force Armament Museum right next to the Eglin Air Force Base. There are many planes on display on the grounds, chronicling the advances in aviation technology over the years. 

air force armament museum
air force armament museum
air force armament museum

  ​There was also a memorial to all K-9 units that had served.

air force armament museum

  ​We peaked into the museum itself just to see what was there from the lobby real quick, not knowing that it was FREE! Once we found that out, we had to do at least a little bit of exploring.

air force armament museum

  ​While we could have spent hours in there retracing history, we still had a decent drive out of Florida ahead of us. We made a quick round of the exhibits (which means that Caitlin dragged Tom through and out of there in a “quick” 45 minutes), and hit the road again.

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About Tom and Caitlin Morton

Tom & Caitlin Morton of Mortons on the Move gave up the stationary life for one where they are constantly on the move. They are full-time travelers, television hosts, and digital media producers.
They left their jobs, sold their house and possessions, and hit the road in September 2015 in their full-time “home on wheels”. Since then they have traveled the US, Canada, and even internationally by RV.
Now, they are Discovery Channel & PBS TV Co-stars of “Go North” on Amazon Prime Video, co-founders and instructors of RV Masterclass, and contributing authors for and an Arizona travel guide.

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