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CAPTAIN’S LOG 18 MAY 2015

June 6, 2015

CAPTAIN’S LOG 18 MAY 2015

Our last post concluded on an overnight stop near Albuquerque NM.  We visited a small airport to see a small jet engine with big potential.  Desert Aerospace markets the TJ 100 turbines we are looking at.  http://www.desertaerospace.com/turbines.html

Bob Carlton gave us a tour and more information about the engines and the aircraft currently using them.  These have electric start, generator, fuel and oil pumps and electronic controls.  As we noted before, these are no model airplane engines.

After that visit we returned to course 360 and began the long climb from New Mexico to Colorado.  One overnight stop at Sugarite Canyon State Park got us ready for the last leg.  We had a little issue with Denver traffic and some cargo fell out of the cabinets, but we soon reached the familiar big skies of Wyoming.  After unpacking and a good night’s rest we were greeted by the same weather that sent us to Arizona…snow!

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WAKE UP TO THE SUN SHINE IN NEW MEXICO…

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FOR A WHILE AT LEAST!

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DESERT AEROSPACE, NEAR OLD ROUTE 66.

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OUR LITTLE DREAM ENGINE ON A SUB SONEX

http://www.sonexaircraft.com/subsonex/

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BACK TO THE NORTH

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AND OVERNIGHT IN SUGARITE CANYON STATE PARK AGAIN.

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A BARBEQUE FOR ENERGY

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GETTING A LEG UP ON A GOOD NIGHT’S REST!

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MAPS AND SNACKS LOADED

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CHECKLIST:  ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR LAUNCH!

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ONE LAST HIKE BEFORE THE LONG TRIP

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SPRING IS SLOWLY AWAKENING IN NEW MEXICO

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BEGINNING THE CLIMB TO…

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COLORADO!

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WYOMING WELCOME!

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AND THE LANDMARK OF CHUGWATER WYOMING.

I want to make some Indians sneaking up behind him!

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SQUEEZE BETWEEN THE TREES!

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AND UNLOAD AFTER THE TRAFFIC UPSETS

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CLEAN UP THE SPILLS

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AND RECLAIM MY HOME

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5 LOADS OF LAUNDRY

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WHEELS DOWN!

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WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT A “QUEEN” SIZED BED?

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SNOW AGAIN!!

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