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Aerial Photos

And now for something completely different… The property owners at our various jobs love aerial photos of their property. Who wouldn’t? We try to oblige. (Click on any image to see it full size)

1969 Cessna 182

Texas is a huge state and if you have to cover alot of ground in a hurry, an airplane is the only way to go. it has been this way in Texas for decades. Texas has more General Aviation airports than any other state. Almost every small town has an airport of some type…. some of them are only a slim strip of asphalt with no outbuildings at all. We have landed on strips barely wider than a one lane highway, we have had to buzz the strip prior to landing to get the cows off the runway and we have landed at remote strips to answer nature’s call without another human being in sight. Our little Cessna is not new or fancy but it works hard every month to help us cover ground.

No Water outside of Graford,TX

No Water outside of Graford,TX

A typical job in many respects. We had to install a septic system and electricity before the RVs could be placed at the jobsite. Unique to this job was there was no groundwater available. You couldn’t drill a well or anything. City Hall had a drive thru overhead spigot where you got water for $1 per 100 gallons. On Saturday mornings, the drive thru was a busy place! You can see 3 RVs in the pic. A 30′ TT and my brother’s Fiver are parked together and the Old Girl is parked next to the barn.

An arid, rocky, rattlesnakey job south of Abilene, TX

This job south of Abilene, TX was fun except for the rattlesnakes!  The owner had a manufactured home there that he used on the weekends.  We parked the Fiver and the Old Girl behind the house.  Water came from an outside spigot and we dumped into a sewage cleanout.  We installed 2 50 amp hookups on the power pole because it was May and a 20 amp house hookup was not enough to run the AC.  I hook into a 50 amp hookup and split it in to 2 connections for the Old Girl.  She has been modified to run both AC units simultaneously if 2 power sources are available.

In the Piney Woods close to Huntsville, TX

A short commute to work and a party barn to boot!  The owner built a huge party barn with a 2 bedroom apartment before we started building his lake.  We parked the RVs close to the barn and had water, 50 amp service and sewer hookups with no effort required on our part-which was nice for a change!

The current job at Calvert, TX

The current job at Calvert, TX.  Can you pick out the Old Girl in the hardwood trees?

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2 comments to Aerial Photos

  • Papatony

    I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your site. If I remember correctly, I found it from “RV Dreams”. It’s probably just me, something I’m doing and shouldn’t, or not doing and should, but I’m not seeing any of the pictures in your blogs, only the “you might also like” teasers. Can you please tell me what the )&(%$# I’m doing wrong, and what I can do to correct this? Thanks.

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    • admin

      The missing pictures are not a problem on your end. I had a server failure mid-October. I was able to restore the blog text but not the pictures. I am SLOWLY going back and redoing the pictures for each post. Sorry for the inconvenience and I appreciate your readership!

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