On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the annual Fall Fly-In occured at the Pioneer Flight Museum (http://www.pioneerflightmuseum.org) in Kingsbury, Texas. For that one day, I got to live in the year 1916. I can tell you that I didn’t want to go home! The day started off a little iffy on whether or not we’d be enjoying ourselves in the rain. Soon the clouds parted as the planes started landing one after another. We got to see planes, classic cars, classic motorcycles, tents set up to recreate the conditions in France during WWI, people dressed in era pieces, weaponry, and some of the most wonderful people to spend a day with that you can find. I had the opportunity to meet pilots, volunteers of the museum, previous volunteers, and people who come every year to watch the parade of planes. We did have one helicopter show up as well. It’s the first time I’ve got to an event where you are allowed to stand out in the field just feet away from where the planes land. I felt like I was in heaven. I became so caught up in the planes that I didn’t even notice the time I found myself standing on an ant den. I came home with a few souvenir ant bites along with a sunburn. Only I could end up with a sunburn in November! I found myself unable to make myself leave the field for the longest time. Staying the whole day paid off for I got to see what I was hoping to witness. Yes, they took the triplane up! I got to watch it soar through the air like a butterfly. Check out the gallery for more pictures. You can also find more pictures from The Back Road Traveler on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thebackroadtraveler in case that’s where you prefer to look. I guess it is appropriate that I’m posting this on Veterans’ Day. Thank you to all who have served, who are serving, and will serve in the future. You are the true heroes! http://thebackroadtraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Fall-Fly-In-2013.mp4...
Please accept my apologies for getting the site up and running so slowly! I have so much that I would like to share but I found that I am a little slow at getting the hang of this. I have more adventures planned for the future. You can count on my camera being a front seat passenger on the journey. I also have past journeys that I want to share. I would love to hear from you about what you think of the site so far. I’ll talk to you again soon! Take care, The Back Road...
I don’t know about you but I love traveling on the back roads. It’s not always possible but I do use them whenever I can. You can get some great pictures, meet wonderful people, and find out of the way places to eat that can put the chains to shame! While I work to get the site up and running, there is a Facebook page that you can visit. It’s www.facebook.com/thebackroadtraveler and it would be awesome if you stopped by to say hi. You’ll find that the main focus of this site is to share stories and pictures. It’s been a pleasure getting to talk to you! Y’all come back...
Enjoying the roads less traveled.Not always knowing where you're going and getting lost on purpose is part of the adventure.
I love to take pictures. I also love to stick to those less frequently traveled roads. Yes, I go to popular places too but I love my back roads. That’s where you get to meet all the really interesting people.
I will be the first to admit that my photos aren’t the best in the world but they are taken with love. A lot of time when I’m on the road, I’m there by myself. That’s why I love to take pictures. It gives me the chance to share my experience with someone even when they can’t be there at that exact moment.
I’d love to hear from you. I hope you enjoy my little site. I’ll be seeing you up around the bend over yonder!
I grew up with parents that taught me to never meet a stranger. I think my husband probably feels that I would make friends with a rock if I could. I love to get out and talk to anyone who is willing to give me a couple of minutes of their day. As far as that goes, I’ve also been known to stop and talk to animals, trees, flowers, cars, bikes, and anything else that catches my eye.
I grew up on barbecue. Most people who have tried my dad’s brisket will list his at the top of the briskets they have eaten. I’m constantly on a journey to search out BBQ that can possibly live up to his. I’m pretty biased but I think I’ve come close a few times. You’ll find me stopping in and checking out food. I don’t always stick to BBQ. I love good, homestyle cooking and I’m willing to try out a lot of places in order to find it. I’ve even been known to drive across Texas just to try a place out.
I’ve come to realize that I love going to car shows and bike rallies. I love to admire the hard work of others. Now that my husband is restoring a 1980 Corvette, I really appreciate it. He was lucky to find one that someone had already restored quite a bit. Even though they had done a lot, it still costs to finish restoring it. I’ll have to put pictures of the progress on here in case anyone is interested.
Thank you for stopping by and checking out the site. I do it mainly for my own pleasure plus I love to share my photos. Like I said, I’m not the best photographer but I love doing it. One of these days I’ll get the picture of the hummingbirds that I have in my head!
Y’all take care!