Thursday, May 28, 2020

Skywatch Friday - 28 May 2020 Edition


I hope everybody had a good week. Here in Oklahoma it has been raining, and raining, and raining some more. Not like last year thankfully where we ended up with huge flooding on the Arkansas River but enough to make hiking muddy and soggy. It also messes up exercise plans. My gym is open but I am hesitant to go while the pandemic is still going on.

So here is to a great week for everybody!! Thank you for participating. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Skywatch Friday - Spirit of Saint Louis Edition


On May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed his plane, the Spirit of Saint Louis at Le Bourget, France after taking off the day before from Long Island, New York. Thus completing the first transatlantic airplane flight.


I don't have a photo of the Spirit of Saint Louis, this is a similar plane, Woolaroc, financed by Oklahoma oilman, Frank Phillips, that flew from Oakland, California to Hawaii in a race in August of 2021. Eight planes took off and only two finished. Woolaroc was the winner. Phillips was promoting a new brand of aviation gasoline that weighed considerably less per gallon than competing brands.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Skywatch Friday 14 May 2020 Edition


Another week, another edition of Skywatch Friday. I hope everybody is staying safe and following the rules. I have been working from home now for two months and have only filled my car with gasoline twice.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Skywatch Friday - 7 May 2020 Edition


May already! I hope everybody is being safe and protecting themselves and others. Here in Oklahoma, restaurants and other places can open so many have with precautions, others are waiting. Many of my fellow Oklahomans are throwing caution to the wind and refuse to wear masks or maintain physical distancing so I am expecting a second wave of infections soon. Our family is still isolating and doing what we are asked to do. It is fatiguing but worth it I think.