The Pacific winds were howling! The landing was a case of severe buffeting with some of the worse turbulence I have felt in a long, long time. Terra firma was welcomed by several passengers who's stomachs were seriously affected by the harsh turbulence.
|One of the two blocked entrances to the Palm Springs Airport. Only one entrance was accessible but the traffic flow was fine. (Photo taken from Rick & Paulette's RV Travels) All the diversion is due to the arrival of Air Force One - President Obama's official Boeing 747 aircraft. |
Early yesterday morning, I rode the motorcycle out from our RV site @ Sam's in Desert Hot Springs and rode well over 100 KM. Knowing it would be my last ride (for seven days before my return to the desert), I did end up at the Palm Springs Airport to scout the best access. My RV/Motorcycle friend, Lucky, was offering to drive me to the airport and I wanted to know the best access in. Good thing too. I was able to direct him in. My flight (at 7:08 pm) was slightly delayed but the plane arrived in good time in Bellingham.
|Photo of Lucky and his wife, Trena - taken in Desert Hot Springs, last winter.|
|Rick and the mutzos while on our walk around the RV park.|
|I am minding Molly and Riley....as they keep a keen eye on the door their master entered.|
|Rick and the mutzos preparing to head back to their RV park.|
|Example of the beautiful RV site at the Outdoor RV Resort - Cathedral City, CA|
|That cover should keep the dust off.....|
Air Force One sat open and close to most viewing areas. As a result, many, many folks - with cameras in hand - made quick stops to photograph the beautiful aircraft. Jeanette had our camera with her and although I tried to get a photo with our iPad, it was not nearly as good as the photo I borrowed from Rick Doyle's blog site. Rick & Paulette's RV Travels
|Lovely photo of the Presidential Jet.|
|Owen is just over one month old...|
|Owen's very first airplane ride. Jeanette was at the Abbotsford Airport to collect Deni, Courtney and Owen on their arrival from Edmonton, Alberta, Friday night past.|
|Ginette greets her new nephew......and has Owen well positioned over her soon to be born baby girl.|
|L-R Easton ("hey what's the fuss all about?"), new mom Courtney, a very pregnant Ginette, Deni and Trevor.|
This colours the past couple of days. From the heat and dry of the desert, and now back home in the damp coolness of the British Columbia coast, we look forward to some quality time with Easton, Owen - their parents - and another grand baby that is soon to grace us when our daughter, Ginette, delivers a baby girl, any day now.
Thanks for dropping by.