Friday, August 17, 2012

California with the Kids

Debbie had a 2-week break between summer and fall semesters and so planned on driving to California to visit her dad and her friends. I decided to drive with her. We took her car since it gets 3X the gas mileage of my RV.

Mark also decided to fly down from Seattle for a week, so both my kids were in California.

Brion learned of a museum near John Wayne airport that had a special exhibit of 1930's era Packards along with its airplanes, etc., so we checked it out. The Lyon Air Museum is a small place, but was packed with interesting exhibits, videos and memorabilia. My favorite of the cars was this 1934 Packard Runabout. Wouldn't it be cool if I could tow that behind my rig?

They have some pretty big airplanes in there including a B-24, a B-17 and this DC-3.

Overall, a great place to spend a couple hours.

Sally had some conferences for work in San Diego and she and Ted came up for a day. It's been a great time for family visits.

And now I'm anxious to get my RV out of storage and back on the road.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Spent a few days in Longmont with the WINs. One day, we took a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, which is always a treat.

Here we were on the way into Estes Park.

We stopped at a couple places on the way to the top of Trail Ridge Road.

Here's a picture from the top. Really, the pictures don't even start to capture the beauty, but I'll post anyway.

One day, Diana, Phil and I checked out a classic car show in Longmont. I won't bore you with a lot of pictures of old cars (this time), but I wanted to post this one. It reminded me of my Uncle Jimmy, who drove one like it, tho his was 2-tone green. A bunch of us would pile into the car and drive out to Hammonasset State Park to go fishing or something like that. Good times. Lots of good memories.

While in Longmont, near the park where this car show took place, I came across something I'd never seen before - a black squirrel. Just a curious thing.