Fletcher & Fran Crawford full time RVing Travelog:
our stay with Fran's #1 son and his family in Lancaster Ca.
We arrived there the first of December and stayed through
January 15 before we head on down the road. The Crawford RV
park has full hookups including phone and cable TV so we
were very comfortable there.
freezing temps at night, in the mid 20s, the weather was
great. Sunny and warm during the day with little or no wind.
Can't be much better except the furnace runs a lot at night.
No small thing since propane is expensive. It was $1.79 per
gallon last week the next fill it was $2.09!
As I said,
we enjoyed our stay with our So Cal family and except for
trips to the grocery store or gift shopping we hardly left
the property. December 23 was an exception though. Mark (#1
son) took us out to Edwards Air Force Base to see his office
and the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed X-35 Joint Strike Fighter
test planes. Mark is the Air Force Deputy Engineer assigned
to the Boeing X-32 team.
One of these
planes will become the strike fighter for the new
millennium. The new fighter will be built in different
versions for the US Navy, Marines & Air Force and
British Royal Air Force & Royal Navy. It was interesting
to see them in person and it's fun to know that Fran and I
are among the few `civilians' to be so privileged.
visited the Flight Test Center Museum which has several
airplanes on display outside including a B-52 and the actual
F-4 Phantom that Mark worked on and flew in during his early
years at the test center. Inside, the museum has lots of
displays covering the history of of Edwards AFB and the
Flight Test Center. One of the best displays is a wall of
scale models of most of the aircraft tested at Edwards from
the 1940s to the present. It was very interesting to see
them all together and compare sizes.