|Saturday, October 6 - The
Faire - Classic Car Show N Shine is an annual event. There are
lots of classic cars, small airplanes and lots of people. There
was a large crowd in attendance. It was a beautiful sun filled day
after many days of rain.
Below are some photos of the event.
Seeing the Civil Air Patrol [CAP] members brought back lots of
fond memories. I was in the CAP while growing up in Ohio. From
my autobiography: I joined the Civil Air Patrol as a cadet when
I was 16. We meet every Wednesday evening at Wynkoop field. Beside
aviation training we got to 'co-pilot' Piper Cubs. It was my first
experience piloting an airplane. I attended one summer camp in Dayton
at Wright Field. And I got to sit in a fighter jet. Click
here to read this entry in the autobiography. You will need
a password - send me an email and I will send it to you.
|Getting to sit in a Helicopter
|Taking in the sites.
Civil Air Patrol Standing Guard
Star Wars in Action
My MGB or like the one I had.
One of many small planes parked at the field.
Panorama of some of the planes.
Some of the folks watching the action.
Sunday, September 30 - The
Rotary Club held their
Ducky Derby on the
Sacramento River. At $5 each they sold and dropped 32,026 rubber
ducks for gross of over $160K. The owners of the winning ducks took
home some nice prizes. Some photos of the participants are shown
here for KRCR ABC 7 and view the TV news report of the event
and play a news video.
|Rotary Members, Ron and Jennifer
|Todd manages the retrieval area.
Three generations: Jocie, Kylie and Lisa wait for the drop
The family waits for the drop. So do the
|The Ducky Drop
TV KRCR ABC 7
The yellow mass of 32,026 floating ducks.
Tuesday, September 25 - The area just west of the
Premier RV Resort Redding suffered a devastating fire a month
ago. It was known as the Carr Fire. Below are some photos of the
Wikipedia: The Carr Fire was a large wildfire that burned in
Shasta and Trinity Counties in California, United States. The fire
burned 229,651 acres, before it was 100% contained late on August
30, 2018. The Carr Fire destroyed at least 1,604 structures - at
least 1,077 were homes. Eight people died in the fire, including
three firefighters. Click
here to read more.
|All that remains of a shovel.
|Devastation - A flag hangs in
a mournful drape.
Some homes were spared - at least 1,077 were not.
The entire cul-de-sac was decimated.
Homes and vegetation were destroyed.
Clean-up and reconstruction is under way. Workers are wearing hazmat
|Sunday, September 23 - Back at the
Premier RV Resort in Redding for a couple weeks. On pad 102,
elevation 646 feet. The resort uses my software,
to take reservations for their guests. On the drive south there
was a large burned out area about 25 miles north of Redding. The
freeway was open all the way - but was closed a couple weeks ago.
|The Patriot on Pad 102 - A Nice
|Friday, September 21 - The 2018 Montague Hot Air Balloon
Fair is being held this weekend in
Montague, CA. Click
here to view information about the event on Facebook. It is
an annual Balloon Festival in Shasta Valley with daily balloon flights,
vendors, a Saturday parade, food, and much more. About 20 balloonists
adventured to the area and have conducted flights during the early
mornings hours. This evening 4 balloons were raised and presented
a colorful show. The show was held on the town's baseball field.
There was a large crowd. There must have been two thousand people
in attendance. Amateur photographer, Bill Overman posted some great
photos on Facebook. Click
here to view them.
|Light up the Night
|Four Balloons Put on a Show
|Jeff and his crew prepare their
|Starting the process of raising
|Part of the Large Crowd - Lots
|First responders are prepared
|Monday, September 17 - Moved from site D10 to F2. There
are a bunch of yappy dogs near site D10. Much quieter at site F2.
|Sunday, September 16 - At the
Park in Yreka, CA for a week in space D10. Elevation 2,653 feet.
I have stayed at this park a number of times as I head north or
south. It is about 1/2 way between Myrtle Creek and Redding. There
was lots of smoke in the area. I drove past many, many acres of
burned out forest. Because of the smoke, 14,162 foot
Mount Shasta is just barely visible from the
Vista Point on I-5 just north of Yreka. Click
here to view photos I posted last year on Yelp.
|A view of the traffic on I-5 from
vista point. Lots of smoke in the air.
Stage 10 Stage