Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Close to the Riverside’s central business district is Flabob, a small private airport.  The unusual name is derived from the first names of Flavio Madariaga and Bob Bogan.  The airport is home to a number of restoration projects including The Flabob Express, an operational Douglas D3.


But perhaps the most exciting project is the scale reproduction of the Wright BrothersWright Flyer.  For more information on the project click here.



The hanger containing the replica Wright Flyer also hosts an impressive collection of 800 model aircraft.


In another hanger there is a replica of  Rider R-4.


Below, is a replica of a Caudron C.460, a French racer.  More information from the engineers here.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Grand Canyon

Exploring the Grand Canyon from the Grand Canyon Village.

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The amazing Horseshoe Bend near Page, Arizona.

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The midday sun shining into Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona.

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A sandfall.

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A rock formation resembling Abraham Lincoln.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Zion National Park

On our arrival in Springdale, a small town just outside of Zion National Park, we were greeted with rain and this spectacular rainbow!

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The morning view from our hotel in Springdale, the historic Pioneer Lodge.

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An awesome breakfast at MeMe’s café!

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Driving through Zion National Park to our first destination…

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The Great Arch

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The western entrance to the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

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The eastern entrance to the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel

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Canyon Overlook Trail

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Canyon Overlook. The peak to the left is Bridge Mountain (2,074m) and The West Temple (2,380m) is hidden behind cloud in the center of the picture.

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Driving east towards Arizona through Zion’s second and short tunnel on State Highway Route 9.

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Riverside Walk (2 miles)

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More awesome scenery from Utah’s state highway Route 9.

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Moqui Cave

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