Sun gone. Now lightning, rain, hail, freezing temps

  It’s Thursday evening. We’re holed up in Seligman, Arizona. Two days ago in Camp Verde, the afternoon high was about 80. Today, it never reached 50. It’s dipping into the 20s tonight. Seligman is near the western edge of the largest remaining passable stretch of Route 66, about 87 miles. The town of about 450 was the inspiration, in part, for Radiator Springs in the... Read More

Airplane on steroids? It looks like it!

  That’s Gail in the bottom right of the photo. She’s standing next to a NASA “Super Guppy” now mothballed and on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The four-engine cargo plane is just shy of half a football field long, about five stories high, with a cargo carrying capacity of 54,000 pounds. There are bigger planes (a Boeing 747-400, for example, stretches 231... Read More