This airplane almost ended up being in my ugliest airplane collection, but ended up being more cute than ugly.
I lumbered into the Escapees Saguaro co-op in Benson Arizona this morning about 10 o'clock, gave them $36 for a week of dry camping and settled in for a relaxing stay.
I've been here before and I've always found this Escapees Park to be one of the nicest I've stayed at. I haven't checked out the laundry room yet but the last time I was here it was immaculate and so clean you could eat off the floor. In fact their laundry room was so good it is the standard by which I judge all others.
One of the reasons I wanted to stay here is so I could get a couple of shipments from Amazon. I could've had things sent General Delivery to the Post Office in Benson or Tombstone but UPS and FedEx makes so many deliveries to an Escapee Park I feel there's a much better chance my packages will arrive on time and at the right place.
The first thing I ordered from Amazon was a new backup camera system to replace my now nonworking camera system. Having gotten used to those two cameras hanging on the back of the Arctic Fox I feel like I'm driving half blind not being able to see behind me, and more importantly to see if the little Beta 250 is still hanging on back there.
My previous backup cameras were wired and this time I decided to try a wireless system. In the past the wireless systems were not very reliable and were prone to losing signal, or having lots of static. But the new systems are digital and have supposedly stopped a lot of those problems, or at least made them more livable.
The installation will be a whole lot simpler and therefore faster than having to run wires from the back of the Arctic Fox to the front of the truck with a plug to attach the camera wires from the trailer to the truck. And no I can't use the existing wires that I installed several years ago because it appears that they are part of the problem I'm having with the old system.
But thanks to Amazon I'm able to have a package sent to an address a thousand miles from where I supposedly live, that Amazon has never seen me at before and get it to me Monday morning. That's truly amazing.
B-17 bomber at the Pima air And space Museum Tucson Arizona
Waist gunner's positions on a B-17 bomber
One of the airplanes flown by the United States Air Force's demonstration team, The Thunderbirds.