FIelds in Morrill, Nebraska

Day 16 – Departing the West

Monday, May 25 2020 Day 16 We knew it was going to be hard to say goodbye to the West, so waking up in the wild desert of Utah as the sun rose over the red sands of Moab was bittersweet. We stretched and packed our gear and looked at the white airport crew car with some amusement—the…


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Day 15 – Out of this World

Sunday, May 24 2020 Day 15 We woke up before sunrise in Richfield and headed to the plane for some early morning shooting of Bryce Canyon, the Canyonlands, Moab, and the unnamed beauty in the expansive, alien landscape between these spectacular places. Richfield at dawn was so peaceful, so…


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Day 14 – Road to Zion

Thursday, May 23 2020 Day 14 You may ask why we have included no day 13 post here. It isn’t for superstitious reasons, though perhaps it should be. No, day 13 was spent at the FBO in Bountiful, completely rewriting our route to include a diversion to Utah’s incredible national parks to the…


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Day 12 – Salt of the Earth

Thursday, May 21, 2020 Day 12 The night in the tent with a half inflated air mattress, soaked clothes from a karmically inspired, semi evil sprinkler system, and a train that passed by every hour on the hour wasn’t exactly restful, so when our alarms went off pre 5 am, there was a moment…


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Border wall ends at Tijuana's outskirts

Day 11 – Welcome to Mexico (well, almost)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Day 11 Waking up in Rick’s camper was utterly fantastic, we slept so well, and woke up in Oceanside refreshed and happy to be on the water. We decided to spend the morning on the beach—despite the strange beach rules we’d overheard such as people were only allowed…


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Dormant LAX

Day 10 – Rusty over LA

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Day 10 We slept in a bit in Ramona, and one of the guys from the airport was kind enough to swing by in his truck and give us a ride back to the plane. The day prior, we’d noticed a burning smell as we were navigating the low clouds on the coast and had discovered the…


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Blythe, CA

Day 9 – California Dreams

Monday, May 18, 2020 Day 9 Waking up on the airfield campground in Payson was magical. We awoke with the sun, light spilling over the plane and our campsite. It was immensely satisfying, knowing that California was on the horizon. We got ready and returned the little airport car we had…


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Day 8 – As Far as the Eye Can See

Sunday, May 17, 2020 Day 8 After a basically sleepless night in rather uncomfortable accommodations in Page, Arizona we awoke just before dawn and forced our sore, lifeless bodies to the plane. The world was awakening and the light was growing—it was time to take to the sky. Read More...…


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Day 7 – Welcome to Paradise

Saturday, May 16, 2020 Day 7 …..a disembodied voice shouted cheerfully over the radio. More on that in a moment! Another glorious predawn airport wake up in Belen, New Mexico. We are getting great at waking up in the dark, packing up fast, and taking off just as the sun rises to…


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United and American Aircraft

Day 6 – Goodbye Texas, hello New Mexico

Thursday, May 15, 2020 Day 6 We awoke in Lamesa TX before dawn, and prepped the plane for an early morning departure. The flight to Roswell at sunrise was smooth as silk, the fields and desert below us bathed in a soft, glowing blue. When we arrived, I circled the field overhead and Filip…


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