Sunday, December 11, 2011

A nice slow day at Caliente…

This morning the sun was just a blazing as it came up and it was simply going to be another great day here in California. 

Judy and I attended the Chapel Service in Ferris Hall, it was packed!   We were back at the RV by 9:30 this morning, and we did not have a lot planned so I thought it would be a great opportunity to check out my re-construction job on the Super Duper Cub. 

I convinced Judy she should come out with me as a witness to the activity… she is getting real good at getting me and the plane into the same shot with her point and shoot!

That is Mount Jacinto in the background, and we are probably about 20 or 25 miles from it… the City of Palm Springs is right beside that Mountain…


This is my look of satisfaction as I had just landed the plane successfully!  What a great day for flying… I just recently purchased my new hat from the College of the Desert Market last weekend, and you NEED it around here, that is for sure!  After flying for about 20 minutes, the wind all of a sudden came up, and that put an end to flying for the day… hard enough to fly without the wind!


Judy took this picture below of our Aerodrome, (aka “the golf driving range…”) and that is Mount Jacinto again in the background.  As you can see, we have lots of room to fly out here, and conditions are usually perfect!  No one else was out today when we were there, as it is Sunday, and our Club usually flies Monday to Friday.  I was working overtime today, so I get paid time and a half!


The pic below is panned a bit to the right of the one above, and this is Mount Gorgonio.  We are a little further from the peak, but it is higher than Mount Jacinto.  There is a gap between them, that Highway 10 runs through, right over to L.A. which is about a 1 1/2 hour drive on the freeway.


This afternoon we simply took life easy doing odd things around the RV.  Went nowhere!  Enjoyed a Mel Gibson movie, and are just getting ready to head over to Ferris Hall for a pot luck dinner tonight!

Till tomorrow…


  1. sounds like you both had a great Sunday!..enjoy the potluck!

  2. Now that's what I call kickin' back!

  3. Great day for flying, and great hat! Is that a smudge on your lens? (upper left hand corner)

  4. Love the hat. Nice to have such a great flying day even if it ended rather abruptly.

  5. Judy got a great picture of you and the plane. I like that hat...almost like Indiana Jones!!

  6. Nice hat - now all you need is a good pair of aviator glasses and a long scarf for your neck!

  7. Good rebuild! It appears that all the controls worked. Do you have stocks in some specialty glue factories? LOL

  8. Sounds like a great peaceful day...
    Have fun & Travel safe

  9. love the hat..looks like you both had a great day!! Enjoy the potluck...