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Flying from Winslow’s Historic Lindbergh Airport

Winslow flying adventure

Flying was a big part of my childhood and I enjoyed very much.  My father received his pilot’s license at seventeen and purchased his first plane when I was a little kid.  We spent many weekends flying and hanging out at airports before I moved away from home. The stupid thing is I never bothered to get a pilot’s license.  From time to time I get the bug and it bit again when I got some flight time few weeks ago.

First of all, it’s Harold’s fault. We crossed paths and he mentioned he was heading to the airport to mess with his plane.  I made a few obvious hints and he invited me to tag along.  When we finished at the airport he invited me to go flying with him the next morning.

As a result of an emergency car repair we pushed our flight time back, but still spent about two hours in the air.  We flew along canyons and across the Mogollon Rim.  It was getting late but Harold offered up a few touch and goes. It’s been a few years for me, so Harold had to correct my landings.  I’m not sure where this will lead, but our flight  definitely reinforced many fond memories. Thanks Harold!

Winslow, TAT, Charles Lindbergh, Piper, airport, flying

“What is now known as Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport was originally called Barrigan Airport. It was constructed in 1929 by TAT to serve as one of twelve stopover points for its planned transcontinental service. The airport originally consisted of three unlighted asphalt runways, the present Terminal Building and Hangar, and an aircraft parking apron.” More at: https://apps.azdot.gov/files/Airports/MP_PDF/INW_MP_01.pdf

Winslow, TAT, Charles Lindbergh, Piper, airport, flying

Winslow, TAT, Charles Lindbergh, Piper, airport

Route66, 66 Motor Palace, Winslow, Arizona, Mercedes, C250 Coupe

Another beautiful morning in Winslow…

Roy's Cafe, Route 66, Mojave Desert, Amboy

…and another beautiful evening at in Amboy.

 

God Blessed New Mexico too

A bountiful Hatch Chile harvest resulted in a day of peeling and prepping.  Since the red ones are hard to peel we dried and ground them in to chile powder.

Chile, Hatch Chiles, New Mexico

Lori Bentley-Law photo, Hatch Chiles, New Mexico

Chile, Hatch Chiles, New Mexico

Chile, Hatch Chiles, New Mexico

 

Meanwhile in California

Old trails keep surprising us and they’re all within a few miles of Two Crows.

Jeep, CJ5 Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, California, Mojave Desert

 

We celebrated our second anniversary at Two Crows in August and love it more every weekend.

Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, California, Mojave Desert

Stars, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley California, Mojave

Goodnight and happy trails.

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