Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday Mumblings.

Was up early for my coffee, Donna slept in late since she worked last night at the restaurant, and has the day shift today.
The weather has cooled some  and is gorgeous, sunny and in the mid 70’s. Last night it went down into the 50’s which was some sort of a record overnight low.
Rigg’s notices my plate is clean after breakfast.
It is really making me think about us getting the wheels turning again if maybe just for a short vacation type trip just to get away from the house for a little while. I wanted to go to Pa. for a high school get together on Aug 17th, but Donna is still not feeling up to a 900 mile trip.
Not much going on here , Rigg’s and I are holding down the Ranch, he is enjoying the cooler temps and is spending more time outside chasing the bunnies.
How about another blast from the past. 1968 in the Med.
An RF8-G photo Crusader over the USS Shangri-La and it’s Destroyer escort.
These are what they used during the Cuban missile crisis to photograph the missile sites.The squares on the side  and on the bottom had high res-high speed camera’s and would take sharp pictures. They could just about hit Mach 2 so Cuba had nothing close to them, usually their anti aircraft didn’t start firing till they were well past.
Well that’s about it for today, hope all is well in blogland and everyone is enjoying a nice weekend. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Loved the photo of that carrier and it's destroyer...but I LOVE Navy stuff!!

  2. Yep, and now days all we gotta do is pull up Google Earth.....

  3. I well remember that crisis. Scary stuff, wasn't it.