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2/27/18

Plane Crash

Adventure Location: Del Rio, Texas
Adventure Date: 02/27/2018

It has been a busy day with light rain in the morning and bright sun by noon. The OFM was out chasing Internet service at Walmart and Home Depot when he decided that he would just signup for Sprint service it the price was competitive with Verizon.

To shorten the long story, Sprint was a much better price at $50 for 50 Gigs and carry over of any remaining gigs.  So we are now on the Sprint network for internet. It is nice to be back online and publishing.

This campground, San Pedro, was closed for several weeks this year due to a military plane crash. Read about it here. http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/officials-investigating-small-plane-crash-near-lake-amistad

It turns out that the crash site is about a hundred feet from the campground. The OFM went over to take a couple of pictures of the burned area. This is the beat down grass the trucks entering the area caused.



The area of the burn is a few hundred feet long by a couple of hundred feet wide. There are still orange flags around the area. The cleanup seems to have been very thorough since no pieces of equipment are evident.



It is rather anti-climatic to see the area now.

We have taken a quick look at parts of the lake to see what has changed. Nothing has changed. It still is a great lake for kayaking as a way of trying to have tooooo much fun.






8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that the pilot passed away. My condolences to the family. Gravity is a pilots worst enemy. . .

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  2. Wonderful pictures!

    We just had 2 back to back snowstorms.....made it out of drive today.

    I hope spring comes soon. Andrea

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  3. I'm glad to see you're on the road again I was beginning to think your Arctic Fox had put down roots so deep it was never going to move.

    Seeing your pictures of the San Pedro boondocking area gave me a warm fuzzy feeling and brought back a flood of good memories, a lot of which were about eating at those restaurants in town.

    Stay safe, and enjoy the freedom of boondocking again.

    Tom

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  4. Ooooh ... plane crash no way to have fun.

    I'm about to blast off too, will be at Ft McKavett on or about Mar 7 or 8 or so, for a couple-few weeks. Just sayin'.

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  5. The sprint price sounds really good for 50 gigs. Internet was a topic today for my summer destination. Verizon had promised the folks up in Greer,and surrounding ares of AZ internet by fall, the fall that passed. I guess I will have to go down the road to another town.

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  6. The crash was a sad event in particular the death of the pilot. They must of have done a very good job of cleaning up the site because San Pedro Campground was closed for a long time.

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  7. I was wondering what you been up to thought maybe I missed a posting , Enjoy yourself there having too much fun.

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  8. Sorry to hear about the death of the pilot. But glad you are online and trying to have tooooo much fun!

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