Tomorrow we leave for Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson via Wickenberg and Globe AZ arriving there on the 5th for the rest of the month.They don't take reservations so hoping we can secure a space even if in overflow. We last visited here in 2009.
I'm out the door at 7 in the mornings trying to capture photos of the Thunderbirds. Could sit and watch them all day. Not sure if you remember the horrible crash in 1982 that killed four of the pilots. The investigation thought that it might have been a stabilizer problem and since other pilots follow the leader, they all crashed. The Thunderbirds since 1953 have been Ambassadors in Blue. Seeing the F-16's soaring high in the red, white and blue planes you are looking at the world's greatest Air Force. They have a speed of Mach-2+ (1500 +mph) and a rate of climb of 30,000 ft per minute.
|Through the Wire|
|Diamond Between the Limbs|
|Above the Trees|
|Near the Flag|
Thursday we had the iHome washed at a cost of $64 plus $15 for the roof. The young man did a wonderful job and well worth the cost. I gave him some M&M's and a gatorade and John gave him a generous tip. We also got propane delivered. We noticed that gas on base went up 50 cents and is now $2.68. Still a good deal compared to off base prices. We went to Walmart on Decator across from Costco for TP. We have found that Scott's for RV's is our preference and they are the only Walmart in the area to carry it. Must say this is one of the cleanest and well stocked Walmart's we have shopped.
Friday, Chuck and Rose Mary brought grandson Ian out to tour the Thunderbird Museum. Last year when they visited it was closed due to a ceremony. As we got there, the Thunderbirds were lined up ready to fly north for practice session. Ian thought John has called ahead. Sgt Craig gave us a very nice welcome and orientation in the hangar. Ian was awed. When we got into the museum he asked John if there were any grenades. Took us all by surprise.
|Ready to Taxi|
|Diamond Over Field|
|Rose Mary, Chuck & Ian|
Friday for dinner we went with campground group to Aliante Casino for Seafood buffet. Big thing at buffet is unlimited crab legs.After struggling with little return, decided one time was enough and went for the other seafood and dessert offerings.
|Lorraine,Bill & John|
|Struggling with Crab legs next to Caron|
Saturday morning we met Chuck and Rose Mary for breakfast at Mimi's. A good place to enjoy breakfast. We had a good visit.Thank you Rose Mary for the pretty earrings. They will get good wear. Til next year. We will have to take Don and Carolyn on their short visit to all the good eateries. In the parking lot was a Polaris Slingshot..unusual looking.
We will miss friends and campground, but know we will return next year. Thanks gang for a great visit at Nellis. See you next year.
Sweet Misty, will miss you very much. You are such a sweet,gentle dog. Will keep you supplied in biscuits next year. Come visit us when we are at Air Force Academy in June.