Pictures from along CA 395 in the eastern sierra of California, as well as photos from western Nevada.
For the past few years, we’ve gone to Vegas for vacation, which just happens to coincide with the big Star Trek convention held annually at the Rio. Shortly after William Shatner’s panel on Saturday, the host advised that everyone would want to stay in the room for a big announcement. Alex Kurtzman emerged soon after, and after a brief preamble about Trek’s future on TV, he announced a new show focused on Captain Picard starring Patrick Stewart. Stewart emerged, and well, here you go…
We attended Hangar 24 brewery’s annual Airfest on May20, 2017, thanks to winning a couple of passes from the Daily Bulletin. A variety of old warbirds were on static display amidst the food and brews, as well as a few flyers as well. Below are just a small selection of aircraft pictures we took that day at the Redlands Municipal Airport.
During our vacation to Orlando to attend Star Wars Celebration 2016, we made an excursion to Cape Canaveral to checkout Kennedy Space Center. It turned out to be the highlight of our vacation. The set-up for shuttle Endeavour is the best we’ve seen so far, and the Saturn V hangar does justice to the most powerful machine ever built by humanity. Below are various pictures of the rockets and spacesuits from the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, as well as the space shuttle exhibit itself.
We decided to head on down to Anaheim on a whim to checkout Star Wars celebration for the day. There was a positive buzz at the convention center in anticipation of The Force Awakens, which looks like a return to the visual style of the original trilogy. We’ve been to several conventions, and the thing that impressed us most about this one in particular was the focus on fan-made creations. Nearly everything except the obvious dealer stalls was made by fans.
Chino Panes of Fame museum is just a few miles south of us, so we took the day to go check out the aircraft they have on display. All of their aircraft are in hangars, and as far as I can tell, they’re all static display aircraft. From what we saw, all of the aircraft had been lovingly restored to original condition. The museum features aircraft from the Dawn of Aviation up to the present day.
Valley of Fire State Park, located just north of Las Vegas, NV, features fantastic sandstone features, as well as petroglyphs made by Native Americans. In addition to its beautiful vistas, this is also where the final battle of Star Trek: Generations was filmed. This is where Kirk died.