Art Imitates Life

Remember January 9th, 2015?  Sure you do, that was Day 520, when we were camped out with our RV and PPG at the fabulous Trona Pinnacles:

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I didn’t get to fly that weekend because of rain, but thankfully Dodge has put together a dramatization of what it would have been like:

An old friend recently e-mailed “the way you’ve turned your lives into art — in the best sense– is truly remarkable.”  I’m not sure that this is what he had in mind.

Flying Long Island

I drove out to Long Island to go flying with some local plots:

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Flight #116:

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Flying from Jones Beach Island to Fire Island:

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Flying back across:

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Coming in for a landing:

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Touchdown:

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I would have flown for much longer but there was a good bit of turbulence, probably due to wind shear.  Local pilots tell me it dies down towards sunset.  If I ever decide to drive all the way out there again, I’ll come later in the day.

PPG Mount for Car

Since the truck had to be registered as a commercial vehicle in New York, I can’t drive it on certain roads.  I built a PPG mount for the car so that I can take the PPG anywhere:

I’ll be replacing the flimsy aluminum angle iron with steel:

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February 9th through the years

We’ve been off the road for about 10 months now, and much of today was occupied with snowblowing the driveway:

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Makes me wonder what I was doing on this day last year.  That would be Day 916.

Oh right, I was at the Salton Sea Fly-in:

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What about 2015?  That was Day 551.

Ah yes, again, the fly-in at Salton Sea:

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What about 2014?  That was Day 186, which was a raw sewage disaster, but we were enjoying dispersed camping near Borrego Springs:

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Fulltime RVing, I do miss you.