John & Anne Wiley

2015/04/13

Mountains & Memories

Flying home from Phoenix our hearts were overflowing with memories of good times with great people gathered for the wedding. Taking off from Deer Valley (KDVT) we detoured a few miles out for a turn past downtown and a look at this cool red rock formation we admired from KPHX while waiting for an airliner there years ago.

4212 Big Butte

4212 Big Butte

It’s a pretty cool feature in the city, with trails and an open air amphitheater. On our long flight across the desert we were startled to see traces of snow atop San Jacinto Peak above KPSP (Palm Springs).

4375 San Jacinto Snow

4375 San Jacinto Snow

Soon another flood of memories. This time of an event that seems to loom large in my love of flying. A memory from infancy of watching in awe as my Dad took his first solo flight from Flabob Airport (KRIR).

4448 Flabob Tower

4448 Flabob Tower

Looking out across the compass star and runway toward Mt. Rubidoux distant memories of the region flooded back.

4450 Mt. Rubidoux

4450 Mt. Rubidoux

Before long Tripp had transported us home to the moist blue and green roots of our Santa Barbara memories.

4485 Ellings Park

4485 Ellings Park

Maybe a big gift of the many adventurous miles Tripp has taken us, is the ever deeper appreciation we have of our adopted Home.

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