A little of this, a little of that.

A quick trip to Gila River Memorial Airport

Drone footage from a DJI Mavic Pro of the closed Gila River Memorial Airport.

Gila River Memorial Airport was built in 1942 as Williams Auxiliary Army Airfield #5, one of several satellite airfields for Williams Army Airfield. After the war, it was renamed Goodyear Air Force Auxiliary Airfield, with its original triangular configuration modified to accommodate early jet aircraft of the 1950s. …

Meeting the neighbors


While taking the dogs on an early morning walk, we met these two elk were across the street from our cabin.

I had just left my driveway and started walking up the street when I heard a noise. I looked to my left and their they were, about 50 feet away from me. …

Titan Missile Museum

Once a year, my youngest son, Jonathan, and I take a road trip from Phoenix to Tucson so that Jonathan can trade in books at the three Bookman's stores in Tucson. There are two in the Phoenix area and one in northern Arizona in Flagstaff which we will also make trips to trade books.

A walk in the mountains

a walk in the mountains

We spent the weekend in the mountains away from the scorching heat of the desert. My youngest son and his family joined us. He captured a picture of Grandpa and grandson taking a walk in the mountains.

Flowering Saguaro


I was out flying my quadcopter (DJI Mavic Pro) along the Salt River below Saguaro Lake and noticed that the Saguaro cactus are starting to bloom. Several bees were paying close attention to this one.

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