We're enjoying our stay here at Edwards AFB FamCamp. The weather has been nice, the price per night very nice and the Internet signal, well, it has been acting weird. :c(
One minute, it works well and quickly, then without warning, it drops off and we can't get back on for hours. Technology is amazing when it works and when it does not, it drives you crazy. It didn't have to drive me too far...
Speaking of driving, we have driven around the base, or should we say we've been driving and driving and driving around this base and we haven't found the ends of it yet. It is huge!
The runways and taxi aprons are all concrete. Somebody made a fortune on that contract.
There are lots of old jets up on display stands that were tested here. It is an amazing, yet very dangerous process. Inside the base chapel, there is a memorial listing all the test pilots that died here since the base opened , a 4'x8' sheet of plywood would just about cover all the columns of names, single spaced. Very eye opening.
Down near the runways are two of the nation's newest unemployed. Two white Boeing 747s, with special brackets on top of their fuselages. They were used to carry the space shuttle back to Florida when it landed here due to bad weather over Cape Canaveral. Now that the shuttle program has been canceled, they are sitting there with no mission.
We have been thrilled to be right near the base exchange and commissary. We've gone through the Journey's cupboards and purged food items that have expired. We kept the Journey stocked with many non-perishable items for our former weekend jaunts, but lots of these items never were used. We tossed them and spent a pretty penny stocking back up, plus getting extra items for our stay at Quartzsite during the big RV Tent show.
The high desert is a nice change for us, its beauty is so enchanting, with the mountain ranges off in the distance gleaming with rays of sunlight and patches of snow. We even saw our first wild coyote, it trotted across the road right in front of us. Pretty cool.
Sorry if this post is a little boring and lacking pictures, but we'll soon be in an area where the Sprint aircard we're using will have better coverage.
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