Posts Tagged: ‘Radio Controlled Planes’

Hobbies

July 25, 2017 Posted by Deb

No drones yet, just big old antiques that have to be upgraded with modern electronics.

New Engine for the Old Antic

New Engine for the Old Antic

New Radio for the Edge 540

New Radio for the Edge 540

Wrapping Up 2016

December 20, 2016 Posted by Deb

We’ve been thinking about Neytiri for awhile now. The chilly Arizona mornings when we are trying to get the joints working for Pickleball are good triggers for thinking about warmer places.

Palm Creek Pickleball Clinic

Palm Creek Pickleball Clinic

Hours Spent on the Courts

Hours Spent on the Courts

Nighttime Stealth Flying – Management at Palm Creek Wasn’t Fond of This

Nighttime Stealth Flying – Management at Palm Creek Wasn’t Fond of This

2400 Feet Over Phoenix at South Mountain Park - One More Hike Squeezed In with Ron & Barb

2400 Feet Over Phoenix at South Mountain Park – One More Hike Squeezed In with Ron & Barb

We have been packing and making little Guatemala stashes for a month and we will still forget something. Right now, we’re wondering if we packed the VHF. We also have to get all the boat parts on our list. We are going to Honduras via Iowa because we can hit Christmas with the relatives and it is $600 cheaper than Phoenix. We should have sent all the boat parts to Deb’s sister Cindy because we have barely enough luggage in the RV to handle our exit. Our luggage collection is in the pole barn in Iowa and once we get there, we’ll be fine.

Luggage is an interesting challenge in a dual home, dual country lifestyle. Sometimes we need eight 49.5 pound bags and we’re stuck with lots of empties. Sometimes we’re caught short and have to buy more. And sometimes, we try to shove everything into what we have and the zippers and wheels break.

Of course, now that we have all the new boat parts ordered, a German is flying in to Guatemala to look at Neytiri. All plans for 2017 are suddenly subject to change.

Cousins, Nephews, Pickleball, Hiking, and

December 15, 2016 Posted by Deb

We have had visitors in Arizona (or are we the visitors?). There are relatives on Deb’s side of the family all through the area, some permanent and some transient. We got together with all of them at one time or another and did Sedona one more time.

Throwback to 1960s Knust Family in the Southwest

Throwback to 1960s Knust Family in the Southwest

Ted, Ashley & Annalee Come to Arizona - Time Spent with a Little Ghost Whisperer

Ted, Ashley & Annalee Come to Arizona – Time Spent with a Little Ghost Whisperer

 Toys (Chuck's SUV Invention)

Toys (Chuck’s SUV Invention)

Sunset in Sedona

Sunset in Sedona

You Are Here

You Are Here

Spaceship Rock

Spaceship Rock

Chicken Point

Chicken Point

Vortexing (Maybe Faking It a Little)

Vortexing (Maybe Faking It a Little)

New Movie Promotional Photo

New Movie Promotional Photo

Cathedral Rock End of Trail

Cathedral Rock Trail Ends Abruptly

Vortexing Again

Vortexing Again

Dueling Cameras at Submarine Rock

Dueling Cameras at Submarine Rock

Travelling Time Out

September 1, 2014 Posted by Deb

We stacked up our medical appointments in one week following the cabin up north. We found out that if you go straight from a cardio stress test to dermatology they tend to freak out about all the electrode gell abrasions on your skin. Other than that it was surgery as usual … meaning that Deb found out she can’t avoid the operation on C7 in her neck and they threw in a little bit of eyelid surgery and a touch of new shoulder for good measure.  The shoulder replacement is an item for the future. We spent our medical down time with pickelball and park flyers.

PickleBall+MSP

Chuck_RCElectric_Hastings

ChuckBill_FlyingThe van, our mobile storage unit, left us sitting outside a Casey’s gas station in Cannon Falls, MN, late on a Sunday after a bike/hike. The electrical system shut down completely and we had left all the tools and sand paper in Deb’s car. My portable jump starter lost its battery a month earlier and we were carrying it around as worthless extra weight. Our choices were to bike 60 miles to our motel in the dark (after we had already done our workout), try to get a tow truck on a Sunday night late, our call my brother Bill who was coming up from Iowa and could pick us up in four or five hours. We did both of the last two and a tow truck actually showed up in 20 minutes. We loaded the van on the flatbed, drove to the nearest closed car shop, dumped the van and put the key in their key drop. We noticed one of the windows was down on the van so I asked to use his jump starter to roll up the window. He noticed some arcing that indicated it might be a bad terminal (my tools and sandpaper would have been nice) and, even though it was against company policy, grabbed his terminal tools and presto … the van was as good as … an 18 year old car again. We paid him and added a nice tip, reached our hand in the key drop and retrieved our key, called off my brother, and headed for the hot showers.