Tag Archives: county

Fuddy Duddy

The Lyon Air Museum has a B-17 as part of its collection.  Named Fuddy Duddy, I was told by a docent that it is airworthy.  I don’t know whether that means it is still flown or not and a quick … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A-26 Invader

The A-26 is a plane that had a longer life in service than many of its stablemates.  It found use as a ground attack aircraft in Vietnam despite having its origins in WWII.  It cropped up along the way between … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo, vintage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sonoma County

Sonoma County is very pretty from the ground but it looks even better from the air.  The hills that roll across the county look great and, from above, you get to see way more than you can from the roads.  … Continue reading

Posted in photo | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nextant 400XT

The smaller end of the corporate jet market has taken a pounding in recent years. The downturn in the economy hit that part of the market particularly hard. One company that has been doing well, though, is Nextant. Their first … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, corporate, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Test 787s

There was a bit of activity at Boeing Field for the fleet of test Dreamliners. Boeing has been in the process of moving the original test airframes around to their final resting places. One of them has been donated to … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, civil, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Poseidon

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is not a new plane. In fact, it first flew in 2009. Why is it, then, that I have never seen one in flight before? I have seen them on the ground at various times. This … Continue reading

Posted in aircraft, military, photo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mt Tam in the Clouds

My friend John from Chicago was out in San Francisco for the weekend and we arranged to get together for a walk up in the hills of Marin County. We headed to Mt Tamalpais to walk the trails there. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bay Area, photo, technique | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russian Gulch State Park

While eating lots of good food is a fun part of a trip away, it does provide you with some encouragement to have a bit of exercise too to try and offset what you have consumed.  Combine that with some … Continue reading

Posted in photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Llamas

No long story for this one.  A llama farm was beside the road in Albion and I wandered over to see the animals one morning as they grazed.  They seemed mildly interested in me for a while and then kept … Continue reading

Posted in photo, wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunset

Sitting on the deck of our room in Albion provided a beautiful view across the Pacific as the sun was setting.  As is usual with sunsets, you never knew exactly what you were going to get.  One night it all … Continue reading

Posted in photo, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment