Turns out the hand-made gifts consisted almost entirely of pipes for smoking pot. A nice enough guy with a really interesting vehicle that resembled an Airstream trailer. He said he bought it from a guy who worked at Lockheed and used airplane-grade aluminum and other parts to build it! Truly one of a kind! It has a Cadillac engine, and the door handles, hinges, lights, etc. really did look unique. A sticker on the door said "High Voltage", and I couldn't help chuckling at the overall impression the vehicle had on me. Here's a cropped close-up. No one on my Christmas list is in need of a hash pipe, so we said thanks and moved on.
A little further down Sunfair Road on the left is the small private Roy Williams Airport. In case you're wondering, Roy Williams was a Disney cartoonist who did the original script for the Mickey Mouse Club TV show and (drum roll please) invented and designed the famous Mickey Mouse ear hat! What an interesting tidbit of information! Below is the airport logo and a picture of Roy.
In front of the airport they have what probably in it's day looked very 'space-age' and ultra-modern: a miniature jet mounted on a pole. This is what caught my photographer's eye as we were driving by. Very cool, and now in nearly 2012 it looks like another one of those strange things you see in the desert and wonder what the heck it's doing there. I decided to use black & white/high contrast to give it that vintage look.
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Happy Skywatch Friday, and have a great weekend!