Trent Latshaw’s beautiful North American P-51D Mustang, the “Millie G”, was briefly on display at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas when I visited in February of 2014. This aircraft is a replica of the original Millie G* (44-72123) flown by Maj. Edward Giller.
Around seventeen years ago Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s F9F-2B Panther jet became a little more precious, some have said she became priceless.
In was 1993 when the museum acquired the Panther, Bureau No. 123078, and then put it through a 25,000 man hour restoration bringing it back to its original flying condition. Since the restoration the Panther received “Grand Champion Warbird” titles at the 1995 E.A.A. Sun-N-Fun Fly-In at Lakeland, FL and the 1995 E.A.A. Fly-In in Oshkosh WI.
It has been about twelve years since I have seen this combination of ingredients before me. Twelve long years. Recently a taqueria opened up down the block … Taqueria la Candelaria is the first authentic taco joint I have been to in the Far North Dallas/Richardson area. Heck, the last time I went to any taqueria was back in the late ’90’s early 2000’s when on business to Edinburg, Texas, down in the Rio Grand Valley.
This is no Tex-Mex taco house, no sir …. this is the real deal.
I only had one errand to run this past Saturday, a simple one and it shouldn’t have taken thirty minutes or so to accomplish. What I needed was a pair of utilitarian pants, you know the type, rugged cloth, earth tone colors and most importantly – pockets … lots of pockets.
This type of pant is ideal for photography excursions and I had about worn out my last pair so it was off to the local Army Surplus store for me.
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