(Columbus, MS) Hi 80 Lo 49 -- For today we planned a trip down memory lane. We first headed for Columbus AFB to see what may have changed, and when we got there nothing was recognizable. The whole base has changed since we were here 40 years ago. The housing has been upgraded and looks great, and most of the buildings on the base are all new. Even the main gate is new.
This is the Wing Headquarters building.
We won't bore you with more pictures. All the buildings tend to look alike on military bases anyway. Needless to say, for us it was almost like seeing it for the first time. :) Our son was born at the base hospital, but we were disappointed to find out it's no longer there. They now have a smaller clinic.
We then drove around the town of Columbus, and it’s changed too. The eight mile drive from the base to the town used to be just trees and forest, now there’s every store you can think of. We were very surprised to see that the two places we lived in downtown are still there, and look exactly the same as we remember.
We went back to the campground and checked out more of the park. It’s spread out along the river with lots of sites. We had a rain shower late this afternoon. We stayed in and watched an old movie and I worked with pictures and games.
We’re on the move to Arkansas tomorrow morning.