Pre-PC

Some relics from the past. Old names/companies like, Underwood, Smith-Corona, IBM ( maybe the only company of this group to transition into the PC age).

Location: Rock Springs Museum, Rock Springs, WYO.

Getting close to Un-Winterizing the Mothership. There is a mobile RV service north of Seattle that has been helping me with maintenance, repairs, etc. They are coming down April 15th to flush out the system and make sure things didn’t freeze over this past Winter. In May I will wash it, from top to bottom. After the cleaning I have a major project to re-seal all of the roof seams. Takes a special kind of caulk that cost $20 a tube– and I will need at least 10 tubes! It rains so much in the NW……….

By June we should be ready to launch 🙂

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Rock Springs Museum

Old technology on display at the Rock Springs, Wyoming museum. They had an amazing collection of typewriters, old pc’s, phones and medical equipment. In my first adult job, back in 1970, I used a Burroughs ten-key adding machine. At home I had a typewriter, similar to the one shown here, to do some writing and correspondence. So much has changed!

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle, BRRRRR!

Abandoned Along Route 66 (more)

Even the billboards are abandoned along Route 66! No Burma Shave signs…..just a mostly forgotten pathway from the near past. I think it is a good thing we have these reminders from a different time in our history. I would feel worse if they leveled every building or structure that was abandoned. At least if there is even a shell of what used to be  we can imagine and get some sense of the past.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle.

Petrified From the Cockpit

Driving by the Petrified Forest in Arizona. Not sure what the giant dinosaur replica has to do with the forest. Perhaps it is just a marketing tool to catch the eye of the passerby? Seems a little Kitschy to me.

Safe ( and sane ) travels

from the Mothership

docked in Seattle!

The Chase

These images were taken from the cockpit going 60+ mph, so not the best quality. What I saw was dinosaurs chasing a vehicle along Route 66. We were driving on I-40, which you can see runs really close to the old 66. I believe this was near the Petrified Forest Park, which is northern Arizona, Apache and Navajo land.

Safe travels

from the Mothership

docked in gray and wet

Seattle :-(.