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Run to Ridgecrest-DMV

I went to the Ridgecrest DMV today to get a temporary handicapped parking placard. It’s the red one. It seems the capsulitis and the plantar faciitis and even the neuropathy all can do that. The first two are the reason the podiatrist signed it off. She does not give permanent ones.

I decided to give the Nikon some work as well.

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Abandoned Part 1

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Abandoned Part 2

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Neuralia Road looking North toward CA 14 and Randsberg Red Rock Road.

 

The old Honda Proving Ground is for sale!

The old Honda Proving Ground is for sale!

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Desert Intersection

 

CA14 and Red Rock Randsberg Road

CA14 and Red Rock Randsberg Road

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14 and 178 dropping into the Indian Wells Valley

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It is only about forty miles from California City, where I live but you get the idea!

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Welcome to Inyokern!

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CA 14 South by Dove Springs OHV Area at 3000 feet elevation looking at Red Rock Canyon State Park.

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Among The Joshua Trees…………….The name of my WordPress Blog!

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Long Shot

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The Fremont Valley

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The former Honda Proving Ground in the distance

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The Honda Proving Ground and the Dry Lake

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Only in the Kern County Desert

 

Blowing Sand in the Desert? Who would have ever thought?

Blowing Sand in the Desert? Who would have ever thought?

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A friend of mine did some awesome work on a brand new MH-60R

Shayne Meder along with her hubby and a friend and coworker did up a brand spanking new MH-60 for HSM-49, The Scorpions at NAS North Island.

I got the OK to blog the process from her Flygirlpainter Facebook Page…………………

I hope you all enjoy the pictures.

another clue

Masking

hammer time

Hard at it

masked all day

A lot of work goes into this

Scorpion 100 nose

Nose Art

Scorpion 100 tail 1

The Tail Left Quarter

Scorpion 100 tail 2

Left side tail view

Scorpion 100 tail 3

Right side tail

scorpion red

Mixing

Scott taping the windscreens

Scott taping the windscreens

Shayne Scott Jim

The Artists Signatures

Shayne with gun in hand

Spraying the Dog House

 

Shayne with HSM-49 Commanding Officer, Commander Bobby Brown

Shayne with HSM-49 Commanding Officer, Commander Bobby Brown

Stinger 100 as a blank canvas.

Stinger 100 as a blank canvas.

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5 April 2015 – HOME AGAIN!!!

I left for Roadmaster in Salt Lake City back on 7 December 2014 to earn my Commercial Driver’s License or CDL for short.  That took three weeks.

I'm finally HOME!!!

I’m finally HOME!!!

Events following that didn’t exactly go as planned and I didn’t end up driving for a local company that had me home every night.

The car and the big rig that I drive

The car and the big rig that I drive

I went to work for Werner Enterprises instead.  Following orientation, I completed 275 hours behind the wheel on a trainer’s truck.  That didn’t go exactly as planned, but I just finished it and I’ve been assigned my own truck :)

Ember and me!

Ember and me!

Orientation started 20 January 2015 in Denver, CO and lasted for two days.  I theoretically could’ve taken home time during that, but I really didn’t want to take a very long couple of bus rides and more importantly I didn’t want to interrupt my training.

Ember in the teepee

Ember in the teepee

I was assigned my truck and finally drove it home a few days ago.  I can’t tell you how overjoyed I was to finally see Cindy and Ember again :cool:

Ember and the Easter Bunny

Ember and the Easter Bunny

We’ve had a great Easter and wish you all the best as well :wink:

Have a great day and safe travels :mrgreen:

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A Gathering

This past Saturday, The Lexicans gathered at Shakespeare’s in Sandy Eggo.

It was good, very good.

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For Lex

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Guinness

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A Toast To Lex At the table on the left: Me, Missus ORPO, Arthur Barie xbradtc, Bryon, Robin, Joe, Marcia Wing Wife, Mary, Andy Sargent, Bill Brandt At the table on the right: a man whose name I forgot, Chris Goodrich OldAFSarge, Chris’s son, Teresa Cardwell, Dwight Cardwell.

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Pictures of Lex and Family

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Mary Lefon chatting with Marcia Sargent, aka Wing Wife

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We almost took over the place!

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Dwight Cardwell and Robin Lee…………

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The Establishment.

 

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Lonesome Lenticular over The Southeast Kern County Desert

This is looking to the north and the Rand Mountains and the East Slope of The Sierra Nevada Mountains.

I took these with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Smart Phone.

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New Flavour

Blue Moon

Mountain Abbey Ale

Pretty Good Stuff

Blue Moon Mountain Abbey Ale

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Sad Passages……………Sometimes even this can hurt.

There are those who will understand and those who will not.

This is for all of the above.

The Good Ships Forrestal and Saratoga are almost gone………………………………..

Constellation arrived at the breaker’s yard in Brownsville about two weeks ago………………………

Thanks for the pics Jeff.

I am waiting for the three carriers I made deployments on to have this happen.

Independence. Ranger. Kitty Hawk.

They are in the queue…………………………

Connie

Connie

Connie

Connie

Connie

Connie

Saratoga or Forrestal

Saratoga or Forrestal

Saratoga or Forrestal

Saratoga or Forrestal

 

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On the Road!

This is the Freightliner Cascadia I'm driving

This is the Freightliner Cascadia I’m driving

I just wanted everyone know I’m on the road with Werner Enterprises and learning lots while I travel :) I’ve been in a bunch of states already & while I miss Ember & Cindy, I’m enjoying the job :D

Have fun, everyone!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to Jeff, Cindy and Ember!

It turned out to be a good year after all…………………………………………..in most respects.

We did lose a couple of dear friends…………………………………

Lionel Gendron………….

Buck Pennington………..

This Beer Is A Toast To The New Year and to Friends We Miss…………………………….

Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout

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31 December 2014 – Endorsements Done!!!

31 Dec 2014 - I stopped by school yesterday for my "Hero Pic" :wink:

31 Dec 2014 – I stopped by school yesterday for my “Hero Pic” :wink:

Well, I had to go back up north yesterday.  The weather wasn’t great, but I had to go to the Draper, UT DLV to test for my endorsements since that’s where I started my CDL process.

I had three “written” tests to take on the computer.  The tanker and double/triple trailer endorsement tests were 20 questions each and the hazmat test was 30 questions.  I got 90% on the tanker, 95% on doubles/triples, and I got 100% on the hazmat test :D  Of course, I still have my motorcycle endorsement which means I can legally operate any motor vehicle in Utah except a city, tour, or school bus or a taxi cab :thumb:  I’m halfway tempted to get those just because I can, but not right now :wink:

I may be back later tonight, but if not, here’s wishing everyone a Happy New Year :mrgreen:

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