Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pima Air and Space Museum

IMG_0766 [35%] For years, Ron has wanted to stop in Tucson at the Pima Air and Space Museum.  Hoyt liked the idea also, so we made it our destination of choice on Tuesday of our week with Hoyt and Bernice.

The facility is so large, containing over 300 aircraft plus displays, that it took us all day to tour it.

Most of the planes are outdoors.  We were able to board the U S Air Force One used by Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.IMG_0771 [50%]

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It did not have the feel of luxury you would expect in a Presidential aircraft, and we wondered how it would compare with today’s US Air Force One.



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There are many hangars on the grounds, displaying aircraft and related materials.

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IMG_0939 [50%] Here, a Veteran who volunteers in the museum tells Bernice what it was like to fly on a bomber in the war.




The number of aircraft, sizes, and shapes is amazing.  Here are some of the more unusual ones:Slideshow link [50%]

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