Air Force One

Being a retired jet pilot, I love to talk about airplanes. But let's narrow this conversation down to just one airplane in particular, Air Force One. Today our Nation is deeper in dept than at any time in our history. People are loosing their jobs, their pensions, their 401ks, and their homes.

I'm very interested in learning how our President is using Air Force One for all his little adventures, like flying to Las Vegas and Los Angeles to party with Democrats, flying to Hollywood to be on the Tonight Show, and using this giant aircraft for a low level photo shoot over New York! AF1 costs approximately $100,000 per hour and that photo session cost the taxpayers a whopping $330,000! If you want a picture of your Presidential Aircraft flying over New York Mr. President, give me the assignment and I'll do it without ever leaving my studio, and I'll give it to you for free!

How in good conscience, can you and your wife fly to New York on Friday May 29th for dinner and a play, at tax payers expense, when our country is going down the tubes? You promised we were in for change, and now I believe it.

Memorial Day Weekend

We pulled our RV to Northern Arizona and camped in the wilderness with friends over the holiday. Where we camp is in the Coconino National Forest and it's beautiful with its tall pine trees and beautiful blue skies.

I took this picture as we rode our ATV along Rim Road which is a few thousand feet over the lower terrain. The only problem with this six day outing is that it rained everyday. The weather is totally different than it is in Phoenix. Despite the rain, it took us away from triple digit temperatures in the valley.

I hope you had a good holiday weekend.

Desert Botanical Gardens - Phoenix

Early Monday morning Diane and I went to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. We had been there before, but this time they were featuring Dale Chihuly's Glass Exhibition that has been featured around the world. I took over 200 pictures and you can see a few of them on my Photo Site.

It takes 5 semi trucks and weeks of work to set up the exhibit. Displays in a couple of pictures you will see are huge and have to be put together and taken apart piece by piece, and then packed up. Very interesting to say the least.

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