Saturday, December 22, 2012

Here Comes the Sheriff - Day 348

I hate it when the sheriff's helicopter starts circling our neighborhood!
Yes, those are rain clouds!

December 13

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sky at Sunset - Day 341

Taken to the east at sunset probably somewhere over Utah.

December 6

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Flight - Day 340

Never did get a really good look at this bird. Initially I thought it was an osprey but looking at the photo, it may be a juvenile bald eagle.

December 5

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

National Geographic Live - Day 333

This presentation was about the blue holes of the Bahamas.

November 28

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Titan Missile Museum & San Xavier Mission - Day 328

...or how we spent Black Friday.

The Titan Missile Museum is south of Tucson in Green Valley, AZ. One of 18 Titan Missiles in the Tucson area pointed at the former Soviet Union during the cold war and one of 54 in the country, it's the only one left - non functioning, of course.

Our tour included the underground facility and the control room where the action would have occurred had there ever been an incident requiring a launch. Thankfully that never happened! Before the presentation began, a volunteer was requested. Yours truly immediately jumped on the opportunity. Yep, I really wanted to "push the button."

The demonstration was basically an enactment of the steps taken and what would have happened had the call to launch come in. As we went through the procedure, the lights lit up, the bells and whistles all went off. And then it was done. As our tour guide said, "In about 30 minutes, Moscow will be a hole in the ground."

By the way, this was the first combat position women were allowed to hold in the military. I'm feeling very powerful these days!

The warhead would have fit inside this re-entry vehicle which sat atop the missile. It was about the size of a hot water header and weighed about 8500 pounds.

On our way home, we stopped at the San Xavier Mission for a brief visit and a "picnic" lunch of... you guessed it, turkey sandwiches!

So that's it. No crazy Black Friday crowds for the Goodrums this year!

November 23

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 - Day 327

It's hard to believe it was around 80 degrees on Thanksgiving Day. We ate our holiday meal outside for the first time. Not saying how long we have lived in AZ but it's been a really long time.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunset up High - Day 323

And a guest photo from Husband. This stick bug was hanging out in the street.

November 18

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Take Me Out to the Auction - Day 321

We attended a fund raiser at the Cubs current spring training facility, Hohokam Park. It was a fun place to spend an evening.

November 16

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Young Saguaro - Day 320

Apparently this young, tender saguaro needs protecting from the local wildlife.

November 15

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Kaleidoscope Photography - Day 317

Taking a picture of tomatoes through a kaleidoscop is more challenging than anticipated. I'll have to try again another time.

November 12

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