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Goldfields Dune295 viewsThe desert floor at Dumont Dunes is blanketed with Goldfields. March 2005 was an exceptional year for desert wildflowers.
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Bob Westphal292 viewsThis is the photo I was trying to recreate. As you can see i didn't get it exactly right. This is my Dad in front of a B-17 in Europe.
Thanks to the wealth of information available on the Internet, I found out that "WALLAROO" was part of the 303rd Bomber Group and flew 35 Combat Missions before being shot down Jan 14, 1944.
Glad my Dad wasn't on it.
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Com'on Lets Jump Some More292 viewsOnce Leila found her way onto the trampoline we couldn't get her off. Age: 1yr 3mos.
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Turning Towards Home291 viewsWe made a sweeping right turn and headed back towards Burbank. We were over Calabasas and you can see the 101 fwy and Las Virgenes Road below.
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Plenty Of Air290 viewsAndy has been riding ATV's since before he could walk. When he was little, I would putt around on my 3-Wheeler with Andy on my shoulder to get him to go to sleep.
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Me And My Shadow289 viewsWe took off to the South and then turned West. As we banked in the turn, over the Los Feliz area I believe, you could see our shadow on the ground below.
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First Trip285 viewsIt was the first trip to Dumont for Andy's Jeep. It felt right at home being in the desert.
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283 viewsThe radio looked so simple. No "bells and whistles". It must have been tough sending CW (morse code) while they were in flight. It was pretty bumpy.
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Andy & McKenzie280 viewsI think he still calss his Jeep McKenzie
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Minotaur 4280 viewsSeptember 22, 2005 marked the first Vandenberg AFB dusk launch in nearly three years. The Minotaur booster Lifted off from south Vandenberg just after 19:24 PDT, the start of a 16-minute launch window.
This fourth photo gives you some perspective and an idea of how much this filled the sky. It was awesome. The Pasadena Courthouse and a large tree are visible in the foreground. Venus can still be seen about 10-15 degrees above the horizon.
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Purple Mountain's Majesty275 viewsTaken 9/16/06
The setting Sun and smoke from the "Day" Fire combined with the rugged San Gabriel Mountains created this interesting gradation of color and tone.
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