Early September, my travels will take me to a Magical Place. Monument Valley. The land of the Navajo Indian Code Talkers. A place where many western movies were filmed by the late film director John Ford and actor John Wayne. Located within the Navajo Nation on the Utah / Arizona border in one of the most remote locations in the United States, you have to make an effort to get to Monument Valley. You have to seek. You have to drive. Forget cell phone and Internet coverage. There isn’t any. I will spend a week there. To look. To see. It promises to be a location of unparalleled beauty and breathtaking scenery.
I share with you this HD Video of Monument Valley.
Last Sunday, enjoyed a beautiful evening concert here at the Palisades RV Park in Gunnison, CO. Even the neighboring cows seemed to enjoy the event.
Enjoy the short video………
This coming Friday, heading north 140 miles out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Conejos River in southern Colorado for 5 days of fly fishing. Have a reserved campsite, as shown in the picture, that backs up to the Conejos River. Beautiful country. Will be great to be back in Colorado!
Jeannie and I attended our fly fishing class at Santa Cruz Lake, NM last Saturday. Overcast, rainy day, but we had a lot of fun. Class is sponsored by the Santa Fe Community College in conjunction with The Reel Life fly shop in Santa Fe. Tomorrow, we head for the great Rio Grande. Should be fun!
Brother Jeff and I share our first car. Can you identify our cool car?
A Polaroid Picture my Dad took of my brother Jeff Ord (L), age 6 and me, Tom Ord (R), age 8 displaying our catch of Rainbow Trout. circa Colorado 1959.
On June 1, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico, I had the rare opportunity to “Hitch A Ride” on a B-25 Mitchell WW2 Bomber “Maid In The Shade.” The Arizona Commemorative Air Force (AZCAF) owns the aircraft and tours the United States and Canada offering rides to enthusiasts. This aircraft was stationed in Corsica in 1944 and flew 15 missions over southern Italy in WW2. After the war, the plane changed hands with many different owners. When the AZCAF took ownership, the plane was in Minnesota. The aircraft was in terrible condition. They had to ferry the plane from Minnesota, stopping and landing every 100 miles to add oil to the engines, to Texas to house in a hangar for restoration. With volunteers spending thousands of hours working on this plane, restoration was completed after 28 years! What a piece of history to share with today’s generations! If you ever get a chance to fly with the AZCAF in one of their restored WW2 aircraft, do it! I assure you, it will be a lifetime event you will never forget.
Many thanks and credit to Jeannie for her assistance in shooting pictures and videos. She helped to make the event special.
I would like to share this great event with you through videos and pictures we took. We don’t pretend to be professional photographers. Just a couple of people taking videos and pictures with their cell phones on an exciting day.
VIDEO LINK Videos of “Maid In The Shade”
PICTURES LINK Pictures of “Maid In The Shade”
VIDEO CLIP Actual Documentary – Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25 Raid over Tokyo