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Vacation 2005 - San Francisco to Yellowstone then flying

This is a record of our summer vacation in 2005. We begin by flying from Teesside to San Francisco via Amsterdam. After spending a few days in San Francisco we drive to Yellowsone Park via Fort Collins and Steamboat Springs.
We spent a day in Salt Lake City before going to Bracket La Verne near LA where we hired a Piper Arrow for 12 days. Before flying off in the Arrow, we both have to do a checkout and demonstrate we can fly an aircraft and deal with emergencies such as an engine failure.
Our first flying day was Friday 5 August. Sue flew from La Verne to Bakersfield, and I flew to Redding in North California. A good landing is one where you walk away from the aircraft; a great landing is one where you can use the aircraft again...
With storms in the desert states, we fly up the coast to Portland, Oregon.
The flying ended up with a flight from Red Bluff, Ca, to San Francisco to Bakersfield. Alas, the Golden Gate Bridge was under a cloud layer.
17 July Departing Teesside
17 July Departing Teesside
English countryside from the air
English countryside from the air
Arriving at San Francisco
Arriving at San Francisco
On Pier 39
On Pier 39
Waiting
Waiting
18 July Buildings in San Francisco don't have tops
18 July Buildings in San Francisco don't have tops
SF skyline
SF skyline
Waterfall
Waterfall
Glass building
Glass building
On the kerb
On the kerb
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
City hall
City hall
19 July - the Transamerica tower
19 July - the Transamerica tower
Concentration (Union Square)
Concentration (Union Square)
Shopping (Union Square)
Shopping (Union Square)
Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinese fine teas
Chinese fine teas
Thinking
Thinking
Lucky Chinese cats
Lucky Chinese cats
Lunch time in San Francisco
Lunch time in San Francisco
Up, up, and up
Up, up, and up
Dinner in the diner
Dinner in the diner
20th July Visit to container shop
20th July Visit to container shop
Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral
Russian Hill
Russian Hill
Fog rolling in
Fog rolling in
21 July - SFO to Denver
21 July - SFO to Denver
Waiting for our baggage
Waiting for our baggage
Denver airport
Denver airport
22 July Fort Collins Colorado
22 July Fort Collins Colorado
Can't snakes read?
Can't snakes read?
In the supermarket
In the supermarket
Supermarket
Supermarket
Prarie dogs
Prarie dogs
23 July - still in Fort Collins
23 July - still in Fort Collins
24 July Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs
24 July Fort Collins to Steamboat Springs
Dew on leaf
Dew on leaf
25 July Bar in Wyoming
25 July Bar in Wyoming
Storm clouds
Storm clouds
Sun and clouds - Lander, Wyoming
Sun and clouds - Lander, Wyoming
26 July - to Cody - big sky
26 July - to Cody - big sky
Land and poles
Land and poles
Wall, window, shadow in Cody
Wall, window, shadow in Cody
At the rodeo
At the rodeo
27 July Yellowstone
27 July Yellowstone
Lake Yellowstone
Lake Yellowstone
28 July Bison having a head-to-head
28 July Bison having a head-to-head
Viewing Yellowstone from the RV
Viewing Yellowstone from the RV
29 July - Spectator at Mamoth hot springs
29 July - Spectator at Mamoth hot springs
Mamoth hot springs
Mamoth hot springs
The texture of land
The texture of land
30 July New and old wood
30 July New and old wood
On the boardwalk
On the boardwalk
What a magnificant animal
What a magnificant animal
31 July Bubbling mud
31 July Bubbling mud
Mist from geysers
Mist from geysers
1st August - to Salt Lake via the Tetons
1st August - to Salt Lake via the Tetons
2nd August - in Salt Lake City
2nd August - in Salt Lake City
Outside the Temple in SLC
Outside the Temple in SLC
Fountain in SLC
Fountain in SLC
3rd August - From SLC to LA
3rd August - From SLC to LA
Wing, cloud, mountain
Wing, cloud, mountain
Freeway  east of LA
Freeway east of LA
The mother and chld in the seat in front
The mother and chld in the seat in front
Getting married in SLC
Getting married in SLC
4 August - My wife Sue landing an Arrow
4 August - My wife Sue landing an Arrow
Sue's instructor Leo
Sue's instructor Leo
Land and water
Land and water
Plowing
Plowing
Lake, boat, wake
Lake, boat, wake
Fly-over
Fly-over
Housing on the lake
Housing on the lake
The reason for landing at Redding - a visit to one of the best Mexican restaurants in California - Chevys
The reason for landing at Redding - a visit to one of the best Mexican restaurants in California - Chevys
6 August - flying from Klamath Falls to Portland via Crater Lake
6 August - flying from Klamath Falls to Portland via Crater Lake
Meandering river
Meandering river
Red earh - north east Oregon
Red earh - north east Oregon
Portland parking lot
Portland parking lot
7 August Human statue
7 August Human statue
Car hub
Car hub
Rooftop tanks
Rooftop tanks
Freeway and car park from the air
Freeway and car park from the air
8 August - Sue flew to Yakima, Wa, then I flew around the area
8 August - Sue flew to Yakima, Wa, then I flew around the area
Wind turbines
Wind turbines
Bridge across the Columbia river
Bridge across the Columbia river
Bendy river (Yakima)
Bendy river (Yakima)
Patterns in wheat
Patterns in wheat
Dam on the Columbia river
Dam on the Columbia river
Farm
Farm
9 August - Oh dear - leaking brake fluid
9 August - Oh dear - leaking brake fluid
Time to look in the engine compartment
Time to look in the engine compartment
Problem fixed so off to Spokane, Wa
Problem fixed so off to Spokane, Wa
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Sun through window in Spokane
Sun through window in Spokane
10 August Truck stop
10 August Truck stop
Plane and moon (Boise)
Plane and moon (Boise)
Bridge over the Columbia
Bridge over the Columbia
11 August - The Great Salt Lake
11 August - The Great Salt Lake
Salt Lake
Salt Lake
Idaho Falls - one of the locals
Idaho Falls - one of the locals
12 August - the flight from Boise to Redmond, Or
12 August - the flight from Boise to Redmond, Or
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13 August - Bend, Or (Lava fields)
13 August - Bend, Or (Lava fields)
14 August  - Approaching Sauselito
14 August - Approaching Sauselito
Cars!
Cars!
Mothballed ships - San Francisco
Mothballed ships - San Francisco
River and fields
River and fields
Fields near Bakersfield
Fields near Bakersfield
North California farming
North California farming
Crossing the Mojave desert
Crossing the Mojave desert
Reflections in salt pans
Reflections in salt pans
Entering the LA basin
Entering the LA basin
Flying low over the LA basin
Flying low over the LA basin
15 August - Sue and I return the aircraft to ADP at Bracket la Verne
15 August - Sue and I return the aircraft to ADP at Bracket la Verne
Sue saying goodbye to our rented aircraft for another year.
Sue saying goodbye to our rented aircraft for another year.
16 August - Relaxing in San Dimas (an old door)
16 August - Relaxing in San Dimas (an old door)
San Dimas water tower
San Dimas water tower
Cactus
Cactus
17 August - relaxing - in San Dimas park
17 August - relaxing - in San Dimas park
Leaf
Leaf
18 August - visit to San Diego Zoo
18 August - visit to San Diego Zoo
19 August - San Gabriel mountains
19 August - San Gabriel mountains
Late afternoon in the mountains
Late afternoon in the mountains
20 August - Last day - Sue relaxing in the LAX bar
20 August - Last day - Sue relaxing in the LAX bar
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