OK, so Cora figured out a cool way to Google and showed me...which isn't saying much, since I apparently Google from the stone age. So, I tried a Google I have tried many times before. I Googled "C-133" then clicked on "more" and "blogs." Guess what I found! A very cool Blog that showed me that I should have been Googling "C-133" more these last 8 months (I did a lot of it before our AZ trip, but not so much after). I could have known something that I didn't before.
For instance, I was under the impression that the last active C-133 had flown for the last time in 2002. I discovered this morning, that if I had been more aware things, I might have seen something that will never be seen again. I could have been at McChord on August 28th, 2008, and seen the VERY LAST FLIGHT of a C-133. This Blog, Cargomasterraster, has lots of information about the C-133 that was used in Alaska. 61999. Apparently, and I have yet to fathom ALL the details, she was fixed up, authorized for one last trip, and flown from Alaska to Travis AFB. She will apparently become part of the collection at Travis. I am still awaiting the e-mail from the curator at the Travis Museum confirming this. Here are some photos from her landing and short stop over at McChord AFB. There are more photos on this blog.
The C-133 landed at McChord to refuel, then headed on to Travis. I SO wish I had been there.
On another note of regret, two US Navy ships collided. The USS Hartford (Submarine) and the USS New Orleans collided in the Strait of Hormuz. Apparently neither suffered severe damage. Still, it drove the price of an oil barrel up. here is the story.
Here is a photo of her on the ground at Travis. (Thanks to Mark at http://boeing377.googlepages.com/c133)
All in all, a good day...