Sunday, March 16, 2014

AIRSHOW In El Centro And We Got Some Troubling News

People were moving in by the thousands. Guards were waving us through and onto the base. It was ShowTime at the El Centro Air show.
It was a hot day and most spectators had placed themselves in some shade, either under one of the open hangars or, like us, under the wing of a historic airplane. The show had started at 11am and was supposed to last until 4pm. Even with a strong wind blowing out of the north the heat was searing and we did not wait until 3pm when the Blue Angels were supposed to show off. Shortly after 1pm we packed up and left. That way we also avoided the huge traffic jam which would start after 4pm.
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Dropped by a food store before heading home to Molly. The northern wind had kept our trailer amazingly cool, but like always, Molly was happy to see us again.
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We are now past the middle of March and the Hot Springs LTVA is emptying out for campers. Wide open spaces between the rigs show the end of the season is near. We sit outside in the cooler shade and it is eerily quiet outside. No vehicles are passing by, no human voice breaks the stillness of the desert. It’s like the desert is slipping back into its original state of serenity. The all-mighty nature dominates after we humans leave.
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An old Russian Antonov Airplane – how did THAT end up in the U.S.?
It is also sad to see our friends leave for their home bases or to travel into other areas. Soon we will join them. We are just waiting for some mail to arrive. Maybe this coming week….
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“Blue Angels” on the tarmac

We have received troubling news from my brother in Germany. After an earlier stroke, my dad experiences severe problems and is confused. He is 89yrs. and has just celebrated his birthday. We fear his passing soon.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Way too hot and way too many people for us to go to the air show here. So sorry to hear about your Dad. Hope his time left is peaceful.

  2. So sorry about your father. That is such a hard time for you to go through with him being so far away. Our thoughts are with you.

    We really regretted leaving Arizona when the weather in Texas didn't turn out to be as nice as what we left behind but now when I read about how hot it is there, I'm not sure I'm happy about heading back that way. At least it's a small state and we can get through it fast!

  3. So sorry to hear about your father. We know it has to happen at some point but the reality is something we may not be ready for. My thoughts are with you & your family, Peter.

  4. Very sorry to hear about your dad's stroke.

  5. Sorry to here of your father.
    We passed on the Yuma Air show, like you said too hot, too windy and too many people. But at least you got there.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about the news of your father. I am glad you shared stories of him while I was there last week. My thoughts are with you.


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