A Visit to the USS Laffey (DD-724) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

The USS Laffey (DD-724) may be moored in the shadow of the USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC, but she isn't overshadowed by the larger aircraft carrier. She stands large as a symbol of courage and determination through the actions she saw in World War II. The USS Laffey was commissioned in February … Continue reading A Visit to the USS Laffey (DD-724) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

On Friday, I took a trip up to Charleston, SC from Savannah to visit Patriot's Point, home of the USS Yorktown (CV-10) and USS Laffey (DD-724), both veterans of World War II and the Cold War. This post concentrates on the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10); subsequent posts will feature the Laffey and the park's … Continue reading A Visit to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC

14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

On Friday morning, I called an audible and took a short road trip to Charleston, SC to visit Patriot's Point and the North Charleston Fire Museum, then spent the night in Beaufort, SC before going back home on Saturday morning. As usual, I had the mobile station radios going but it was hard to pay … Continue reading 14 June 2019 Charleston/Beaufort Road Trip Scanning Report

A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

During my short Central Georgia road trip, I visited the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation to walk through one of my favorite museums and see how the restoration of their B-17 is going. I noticed that there was a change in the Eagle Building since my last visit. The P-51D that was in the Eagle … Continue reading A Visit to the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation – 11 June 2019

Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Savannah - After working nine days in a row, I finally had a day off yesterday and went out to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to do some spotting. Unfortunately I didn't make it out there in time to catch the VMFAT-501 F-35Bs coming back from their morning sortie and they never flew an afternoon sortie, so … Continue reading Spotting at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Savannah - This morning when I heard the aircraft participating in Sentry Savannah start taking off, I headed out to the Savannah-Hilton Head IAP to try to take some photos of them coming back in. The weather was wonderful, with clear blue skies and good sunlight so it turned out to be a productive trip … Continue reading Sentry Savannah Photos from 15 April 2019

Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday was a lovely Spring day and it turned out to be a wonderful day for a visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.A low tide came around 10:30 am so I arrived at the refuge around 10:00 so I'd have a better chance of seeing wading birds in the tidal areas. There were plenty … Continue reading Spring at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - I'm too antisocial to go to downtown Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day parade and festival, so I celebrated St. Patrick's Day by taking a trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge today. The temperature was cool, in the high 50s/lower 60s so I didn't see but two alligators but there were plenty … Continue reading Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

Darien, GA - My folks and I attempted to Opt Out on this Black Friday by visiting the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive. Unfortunately, when we got there it was closed due to today's abnormally high tide causing the refuge's diversion canal to overflow the roadway.  We decided to give Harris Neck … Continue reading Trying to Opt Out on Black Friday

A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah - It had been a few weeks since I had the chance to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge; since yesterday afternoon's weather was so beautiful, I took advantage of it and visited the refuge. Alligators were out sunning, the wading birds were out doing their thing, and there were even a few deer … Continue reading A Sunday Afternoon Visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge