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We were fortunate to see a great pilot do an airshow with a Beech 18 a few years ago, with a serious smoke system.  🙂
 

A Lady that flew Beech 18 aircraft for years taught me how make taildragger landings in a Luscombe, still using her method today. 🙂

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Where's Ollie?  Well, this one's at Picacho Peak SP near Tucson enroute to "The Q" after breakfast this morning...

Sunset last night:

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Sunrise this morning:

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The next sunset will be at Quartzsite later this PM...

Cheers!

 

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5 hours ago, MAX Burner said:

Where's Ollie?  Well, this one's at Picacho Peak SP near Tucson enroute to "The Q" after breakfast this morning...

We like Picacho Peak, should be driving by in a week or so!  Civil War battle fought there….

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Screenshot2024-01-13at18_02_28.thumb.png.73a521361b8c196428a88d305f4d25eb.pngSome Sun setting pix from this evening at The Q...

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...and if you look closely, you'll see where the locals placed their "Q" in Dome Rock:

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Cheers, All!

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When you said you were headed to the "Q" - you REALLY meant it!

Enjoy the warm.

Bill

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Just another sun rise at The Q...

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The 'yotes were singing all night!

41F here now and expecting "Wall-to-Wall" sunshine today...

Cheers!

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When your position is at the west-end of a given time zone, in this case only 25 miles east of PST, the sun comes up quite late in the AM.  0753, in fact:

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Nice having a room with a view (the not-so-Tactical OTT Operation Center):

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Cheers...

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Love the Flag mod on your Ollie Max!! Great photos and thanks for sharing! 

Have fun with the pups! ruff!!

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1 hour ago, MAX Burner said:

Nice having a room with a view (the not-so-Tactical OTT Operation Center):

And - 

That looks to be one great and interesting Forum that you have on the laptop.

Care to tell us what Forum it is?😁

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On 1/13/2024 at 6:08 PM, MAX Burner said:

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"... Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave..."

Love it - thanks Art!

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January 11-15 Deb and I were at the Eggs ‘n S’mores Rally near Live Oak, Florida, with 237 other fiberglass trailers. 

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Then on the 15th we moved to Salt Springs Recreation Area in Ocala National Forest. We’ll be here until the 20th. Tomorrow we’re taking a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs State Park. 

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1 hour ago, Steve Morris said:

Tomorrow we’re taking a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs State Park. 

I did that as a kid!

Don't remember exactly how old I was but I do remember that they had to restrain me from jumping in.  I wanted to catch a couple of all those fish that I saw.  😃

Hope you have as much fun as I remember having.

Bill

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4 hours ago, Steve Morris said:

Tomorrow we’re taking a glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs State Park. 

I'll apologize for our cold weather during your visit. (I blame it on my brother in-law.  He almost always brings rain and cool weather with him from Western New York.)

If you have time, there's a cool and crazy kind of restaurant just about a mile or so from Silver Springs Park-- Mojo's. Usually a fun experience.  

 

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So, I decided to move to a location adjacent to where the annual QuartzFest HAM Radio "campout" will start on Saturday.  It's about 4.5mi south of the RV Show at MM99 on the west side of HWY 95.  It's on BLM land that is outside of LTVAs, so there's no fee.  Much less crowded - at least for now, this event usually draws north of 800 HAM rigs from all over the US and Canada.

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3 hours ago, SeaDawg said:
7 hours ago, Steve Morris said:

 

I'll apologize for our cold weather during your visit.

What cold weather? It’s 40 degrees warmer than at home! 😁

We went by MoJo’s today! We were at the Appleton Museum of Art. What a nice exhibit they have! I’m glad we didn’t do the boat ride today, as it was drizzling all afternoon.  Current forecast for tomorrow is 70 and overcast, which will be better for underwater photos with fewer reflections. Maybe we’ll stop for dinner after. Thanks!IMG_0224.thumb.jpeg.86b2e5e385db65db132f4ad47724fc1b.jpeg

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The boys and I had our 2nd "Oliver Sighting" today on DAY-11 of this trip...  It was Hull #148 from FL, the TV was not present so it's unknown who the owner is.  Spotted this very nice looking rig in the Dome Rock Camping Area just west of Quartzsite.

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On 1/14/2024 at 7:16 AM, MAX Burner said:

When your position is at the west-end of a given time zone, in this case only 25 miles east of PST, the sun comes up quite late in the AM.  0753, in fact:

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Nice having a room with a view (the not-so-Tactical OTT Operation Center):

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Cheers...

When I bicycled across the USA it was always nice to get to the western edge of a time zone as the sun went down later there.  It makes a later sunrise, but a later sunset was a nice tradeoff.

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We entered a campground post but thought we should be in Where's Ollie too!
Burro Creek and other Central AZ places to visit! - Campgrounds & Parks - Oliver Owner Forums (olivertraveltrailers.com)

One the way home from Burro Creek, our Ollie made a stop in Kirkland, AZ. Had lunch, decent burger and great homemade salad with blue cheese dressing, at the Kirkland Cafe. I Had been there before, about 4 years ago on a motorcycle cruise with our son and Chris really wanted to stop this time for the experience.

The place is huge inside, hunting trophies on the walls, a stage and dance floor. First opened in 1923, you can only imagine the grandiose of Arizona when there where copper mines busy everywhere, and much greater population in these backroads areas.

Herb and Barbara are the owners, they bought the property in 1991 (the year Chris and I met). It will be our 30th anniversary this year and they will have their 67th this year! Think about this, they married in 1956 when I was 1 year old -OMG! This couple is amazing. Barb served us and cooked our meal. Herb was not in, but I met him last time, and he has the stories. We hung out with and talked to some bikers from the valley and as far as Montana, many beautiful HDs on the lot (should have taken the pic when we got there). They advertise an RV Park too, usually empty, but they'll hook you up, just ask!

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Pancho Villa SP...

Saturday 10FEB24:

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Headed to Old Mexico later this morning....

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Sunday 11FEB24, sunrise snap at Pancho Villa SP near Las Palomas, Old Mexico...

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...walking the Knuckleheads at sunrise:

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Colder than anticipated last night - the Solo Stove came in handy:

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Cheers!

A & D

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Where's Ollie?  

Well, the short story is D and her sister are enrolled for a weaving class in Taos today through Sunday.  So we came up yesterday afternoon and are staying at Monte Bello park just north of Taos near the base of Wheeler Peak (13,161") NM's highest:

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Since the 2 "Knuckleheads" and I will be backcountry skiing to Williams Lake at some point, we decided to bring an extra POV for the 2-hour trip here from home which will give the girls flexibility in their to/from commute.

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We're the only party in the park - imbibing on some random adult beverages at sunset (above) and a Husky "Donut" (below):

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Yet the same room but different view - Wheeler Pk at sunrise:

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Morning coffee with 3 humans and 2 canines - cozy, but it doesn't feel crowded:

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26F last night the furnace kept OTT occupants at a cozy 66F - screenshot of the Easy Touch App:

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Cheers, All - from Taos, NM!

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1 hour ago, johnwen said:

Amarillo TX at Oasis RV Park.

I hope that precipitation helps with those fires around there!

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