And then there was Tesla (motors)

Most that know us understand we’re pretty hard core Nikola Tesla fans. So, it’s not a difficult leap to imagine we’re also fans of the Electric Vehicle company that borrows his name and technology to make amazing sports sedans (to date.. Cross over coming soon).  I’ve been in a few Tesla Studios, and each time have to pose with various Tesla gear so they can photo my Nikola Tesla tattoo.. 🙂

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We’ve been keeping an eye on Tesla Motors for a while and drooling over their offerings… deciding to pass them over for each vehicle purchase over the past few years in favor of more ‘flat-tow’ friendly vehicles. Our thought was that dealing with an enclosed trailer in addition to the RV and car would be more hassle than it was worth.

In recent weeks, we’ve been doing more research on the subject and talking with those that trailer a vehicle behind their RV. From what we’ve found.. it doesn’t seem our original assessment was accurate. One couple we spoke with said that they’ve been to 2500 RV Parks across the country, and never had an issue. Now, it’s obvious that many parks don’t have space for you to have the trailer On-Site w/ your rig… but it seems all of them were able to accommodate storage of the trailer within the park.. and even go so far as to placing the trailer into and out of the storage for you! This realization has brought us right back to Elon’s EVs.


Flame Nebula and the Whirlpool Galaxy

Another great night here in Benson, AZ…  I managed to capture some usable data for the Flame Nebula and the Whirlpool Galaxy. The bright glow at the bottom of the Flame Nebula shot is Alnitak, the left most star from our perspective of Orion’s belt in the Orion Constellation. In Read more…

A little Horsehead Nebula

First shot at Horsehead w/ my Hyperstar / Atik 414EX-Color combo.  The yellowish glow in the middle is from all the moisture that was in the air last night, coupled with some glow from Benson, AZ.  Click for a close-up.

First solar light…

Just quick update.. I was finally able to get focus with my imaging camera on my new Lunt LS50THa Solar Scope!  Here’s the first, rough draft.. results.. 🙂  

Arizona and Astronomy

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks.  We’re now in Benson, AZ at the Butterfield RV Resort and Observatory.  Yes.. you read that correctly… Observatory!  They have a 16″ Mead LX200 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope in an Observatory dome and have public viewings every night that the weather cooperates.  We attended Read more…


We have set up camp in Petaluma, CA and love it here. Yesterday we went to the Petaluma Historical Museum to see of all things ELVIS!! He really is every where. Gotta love that. After we stopped by the TWiT Cottage to take some pictures and Leo walked up and Read more…

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