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MCAS Miramar Air Show 2014

It was hot. Really Hot. Really Damn Hot. So were the Hooters Gals. For your perusal and enjoyment a selection of pictures from the day.   As the reader will notice, I have some Rule Five pictures……………..The Hooters Girls and a couple of gals I saw walk by. What do you expect? I am an […]

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Missus ORPO and I went to the Central Coast this past weekend

The Missus and I went to the Central Coast this past weekend. Affordable lodging at Vandenberg AFB. We hit Pismo Beach and Oceano Dunes. The Monarch Butterfly Grove was quite interesting. The wind was very strong on the beach though. We did walk it for quite awhile. The wind surfers were out as well as […]

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Storm a coming!

    Storm to the East. We got wind and blowing sand and dirt. It sprinkled for a bit and that was all. Live in the Kern County Desert!   

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Some pics from yesterday, 23 July

We had some good sized storms build to the north yesterday. This is one of those days that makes living in The Kern County Desert worth it.

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Yard Stuff and Wind

I built some box planters this past weekend. The materials are 7&5/8″ by 6′ fence planks, 2 by 2s and wood screws. The Frog is back out from the back yard. Yesterday was rough with the wind and blowing sand/dust. The 14 Freeway was closed from just south of Rosamond at Avenue A to Avenue […]

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Voyages on Two Wheels – 3 to 5 November 2011 – First SoCal Motorcycle Trip

I said I’d try to catch up on posts and here’s proof!  I’ve got about ten more that have pics uploaded and just need to be written, but I’m going to take a break soon to go for a Christmas ride I’ve known Kristen for quite a few years now and I met her fiance […]

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The Antelope Valley

On the way home from my eye exam at the VA Ambulatory Facility in Sepulveda, I stopped at the scenic overlook above Palmdale. Took a few pictures. Hope everyone enjoys them. I think the mark on the hill in the one is the San Andreas Fault. From checking the maps I can find, it seems […]

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Cool one from AirPigz

The first flight of the n-Grumman X-47 takes to the skies at Edwards AFB! This is a shipboard UCAS. Note the tow link on the nose gear. And there is a hook stowed aft. That gear says GRUMMAN! Big, strong and heavy duty! http://airpigz.com/blog/2011/2/5/no-fins-no-pilot-no-problems-x-47b-first-flight-with-video.html

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Victor Davis Hanson

This was on NRO. If one currently lives here, they understand. Unless of course they are completely entranced by the last few years of out and out stupidity. And I include Arnold Schwarzenkennedy in that, also. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/255320/two-californias-victor-davis-hanson?page=1

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Blast from the Past.

A couple of postcards from the era when I went to Boot Camp at RTC, San Diego. These were the barracks for the first four weeks of training. After the 2-4 day, we moved to the mainside. Providing we passed all the stuff. I lived in the closest one on the first deck. For real. […]

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