There's a really nice RC airfield at Sara Park with a paved runway and plenty of room to fly. I stopped by yesterday to see what was going on and found out as usual that when folks are participating in a hobby that they really enjoy, they're not only friendly, but will talk your ear off about their hobby.
I fit right in with these folks, because I love airplanes, and most of the people there were old geezers like me. And I would imagine some of these guys probably helped the Wright brothers built their first airplane.
I woke up this morning, and poked my head out the window. And unsurprisingly everything was the same as it was yesterday, the sky was blue and cloud free, the temperatures were in the low 70s, and there were a few boondocking RVs scattered around. The only thing different was me, and the urge to put on my traveling shoes and ease on down the road.
I didn't feel like this yesterday. Yesterday It felt homey here, familiar, comfortable, a place where I could spend the remainder of the winter, and pass the hours of the day doing routine things in recognizable places.
But today I woke up with the urge to do something different. Yesterday I was looking forward to visiting Laughlin Nevada sometime this week, and this morning for some reason, I can't wait to get there, so I've spent the day packing up.
With an attitude like that, I sure am fortunate my home has wheels. Or just maybe my home has wheels because I have an attitude like that, it's a chicken or the egg problem. But whatever it is it makes me pretty undependable as to where I will be on any given day, or how long I will be there because I don't know myself, and even if I did I wouldn't tell myself until the last minute.
So if I do end up going to Laughlin tomorrow I really have no idea if I'll stay there one day, or one month. And to tell the truth..... I don't want to know.
Apparently RC aircraft are a popular hobby around here. And I can see why, the skies are blue, seldom cloudy, and visibility is just a few feet short of endless.
This family has some RC cars. They must have an area here that you can drive your cars in the dirt. I like a hobby that the whole family can participate in. Kids need lots of quality time like this.
If you're serious about your RC hobby, you can't just throw all of this stuff in the back of your car, a trailer is almost mandatory.
In less of course you've got more money than Scrooge McDuck. Then you can always fix up a nice Mercedes van to carry all your toys around.
Most of the planes I watched fly were pretty big. This one had about a 6 foot wingspan. I would imagine these guys wreck a lot of little planes before they get the nerve to fly something like this.
Jets are getting cheaper to build, and therefore more popular to fly. I caught this one just as it was taking off, it's about 3 feet long and has an actual jet engine in it. You can't believe how fast these things fly. Once they got up in the air it was hard for me to get an un-blurry picture of one they went by so fast. I would imagine you must have to be a pretty good pilot before getting involved with jets, because if this thing hit somebody it would probably kill them.