New Pictures of Snow!

The Tehachapi had a nice amount of snow on the East Slope. I had the Nikon and at the turn off from CA 58 to California City Boulevard is a bare lot. I actually stood in the bed of The Titan to get these.

It was slowly warming up from a low of 21 degrees at Edwards AFB…..The sky looks great on mornings like this.

I hope everyone enjoys these……………………………….


More Random Desert/Boneyard Pics/Etc from today

Seems I had to go to Mojave and the Stater Bros Market therein………………..Missus ORPO needed some fixins for Mango Salsa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I took the Trusty Nikon with me and managed to grab a few pictures of the Boneyard and other sundrie items……………………………………………………….

Please do enjoy them!

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Mojave Air and Space Port. Pretty fancy name for a place known as a bone yard.
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L1011 by the tower
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BAC 111’s formerly used as test aircraft by BAE Systems
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Mojave to the Left Bishop to the Right
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Two Ex KLM MD-11s in the mix. One of those 767s is the infamous Gimli Glider, C-GAUN.
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Ex Southern Air Cargo and Ex Atlas Air Cargo 747s
Ex Thai Airways, Qantas and Lufthansa 747s that a few months ago were in service. They are now waiting their fate.


Two hangars at Edwards AFB are visible from CA14
The California City Boulevard Exit
Paging Anthony Bourdain!
Did someone say Joshua Trees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Raven Statue just off of CA14 on California City Boulevard. The Ravens are the California City High School Nickname

Random Desert Pics, 13 August 2015

Keeping the Nikon in the Titan allows me to do this. I think I need to keep it up. I will hopefully get to shoot a few of some trains on the BNSF Mojave Subdivision.

Looking toward Tehachapi at about 0620 hours
The Rand Mountains
The Borax Mine at Boron
Classic Road, Telephone Poles and Mountains view from the Mojave Desert
Air Force Rocket Lab out there on that mountain.

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Morning Ride: California City Municipal Airport

Did the front inner tube r and r on Thursday. Friday Morning, I rode………………out to the airport and a little beyond. Ten miles. Felt good. The BP after getting back to the house was 129/77.

Took a few pics with the Droid RAZR. There are some unique airplanes that call this field home.

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Morning Ride in The Desert

I have been riding my bike for almost two months at least three times a week, since Doc was on the regular exercise thing along with a new Blood Pressure Medication. Today I decided to do the scenic route of sorts.

The ride was about 8 miles total out a ways on Randsburg-Mojave Road to the Desert Tortoise Area turnoff.  Good with some up and down terrain in it. BP after the ride, shower and building my lunch for work was 114/66. I take the meds when I get up so it has time to work.







Storm in The Desert

On occasion this time of year we get these big Thunder Bumpers. It makes me think of Kansas. Yeah, I miss The Sunflower State.

This storm looked like it had a lot of rain but out here, most of the rain does not reach the ground. It is the powerful wind pushing the sand and dirt. Visibility on the roads suffers because of the blowing sand.

This big puppy was to the East over North Edwards, Boron, Kramer Junction and Barstow at least.

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Looking NNE toward The Rand Mountains


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To the East over Casa de Sharon y Glenn in Cal City