We took a drive out into the TX Hill Country on Monday to see the bluebonnets. As you head west from Austin on TX 29, the road passes below Buchanan Dam (pronounced “buh-canon” for some reason), and a new modern concrete bridge bypasses the original two-lane trestle bridge, which was preserved. Now you can park and…
Volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank this afternoon.
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Time for some morning aerobics. Now, if I could just find my leg warmers....
Sausage and bacon omelette, half a plate of hash browns, Texas toast, and coffee at the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, TX.
I finally got my pictures edited from my trip to the airport yesterday. Early morning clouds in the east made lighting difficult for the first part of the visit, but they finally cleared and I ended up with a nice blue/cloud sky. For most of the year, we have southerly winds and the aircraft take off to the south. But…
Time to go raise a glass.
Because Goodwill’s got ‘em. Great prices, too.
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Let’s get this Friday started. Hey—I hear there is some sort of race going on this weekend?
I was editing pictures from my last trip to the airport, and I decided to try something different. I like the way it turned out. It almost look like an illustration, or an airbrush. I fiddled with the noise reduction in Lightroom, and that’s what gave it the painted look (I had no idea what I was doing; I was…
One of the highlights from a morning of shooting at KAUS today. I was just packing up when a fellow spotter noticed this guy taxiing for takeoff. I thought at first it was a T-38, a pretty common visitor to our airport. After shooting it, I noticed the civilian registration (N643TA). Military jets don’t have those.
From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Curtiss XF13C.
Some absolutely gorgeous music, impeccably performed by the Canadian Brass.
I have to get new spark plugs for my 03 Odyssey. My Honda guy will install them while doing other work, but he said they have to be NGK plugs (the dealer charges $26.99 each for them, so I figured I could do better). What is the difference between these plugs, other than price?
That’s enough internetting for one day.
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