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Apr 8, 2014 - Titan Missile Site Visit

Today we visited a cold war Titan II missile site. This is one of three sites in the mid south and was decommissioned after the breakups of the Soviet union. This site was preserved for historical purposes. The primary mission was deterrence. It was designed to let the enemy know that if they strike us we can and will strike back. So this was a retaliatory or deterrent weapon. The tour consisted of some background presentation followed by a tour of the silo, including the launch center. The presentation concluded with a simulation launch....

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Nov 3, 2012 - Empire Ranch Day

Empire Ranch was established in the 1860's. The ranch grew to over one million acres. It was eventually turned over to the Bureau of Land Management, which since the late 1990's has been supported by a private, non-profit organization in order to preserve the buildings. It has been used for several movie sets. We discovered this ranch a few years ago on a quiet day when no one else was around for miles. About three years ago, we started attending the Fall Roundup Open House. Each year, the event has grown with interesting activities: talks...

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Nov 1, 2010 - Madera Canyon and the Titan Missile

Madera Canyon comes down from mountains to the east of I-19 which are in the Coronado National Forest. There are lots of hiking trails there but only one was rated "easy", not counting the wheelchair trails at the bottom of the mountains. I walked a couple of miles on the easy trail and was satisfied with my hike. I didn't see any wildlife, but I did see a neat house that one can rent in the woods. It is nestled off the main road and is a modern log house with a creek in the back yard. I didn't think I would ever see the handiwork of rocket...

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Oct 3, 2010 - Home in Sahuarita

The drive from Benson to Sahuarita is only an hour, but just looking at all the green vegetation with several cacti blooming for the second time this year were amazing. We had already pre-bagged most of our things in the camper so it was a fairly quick cleanout of the camper. Within an hour, 90 percent of the camper was empty and I had already washed the cupboards out too. After Jim had the fridge running in the house, we turned the fridge off and emptied it. It was almost 100F outside so we spent most of the rest of the day unpacking and...

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Jul 8, 2009 - Arizona - Green Valley Monsoon! in the dark

We arrived in Sahuarita Arizona to the Green Valley RV Resort. A nice place but a bit expensive. This is a 55 and older campsite so there were no children around. After we got set up a torrential rain came along with a great lightening show. It was nice until the power went out. Too hot here for no air. It was not back on until about 1130 pm. We were glad to see it.

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Digging for A Dozen

Jan 17, 2008 - We had a great time while in Ft Huachuca

We had a relatively relaxing time but did a lot of sightseeing while there. Sunday we had lunch in the mess hall with Heather. Russ said he didn't eat like that in the Marine Corps. We had a great buffet with everything you can imagine. Monday we spent the day with Heather and had a sightseeing tour of the base. It is much bigger than I thought it was. Sierra Vista is the town just outside the gates with everthing you'd want. Tuesday Heather had to spend the day at the Company waithing for a phone call from PA with a decision regarding...

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