Robert Dabbs

Robert Dabbs

Grew up in Quitman, Miss - is the surviving twin brother from a family of an older and younger brother - graduated from The University of Southern Miss. in 1972 with degree in Radio and Television and Film - married Kathy in 1979 – moved to Texas in 1984 - has 4 children 6 grandchildren - operates the MR DABBS preschool photography franchise near Austin, Texas - spends time flying, cooking and enjoying life.

NEW ORLEANS – FOOD TRIP (Dec 27, 2018)

December 27, 2018 — December 29, 2018

Are you ready for some GUMBO?  The forecast looks OK for an overnight trip to New Orleans on Thursday -Dec. 27, returning on Friday Dec. 28. Reply if you want to join us. Thanks for following! ENJOY THE JOURNEY

 

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Family Vacation-GyroTrip – Broken Bow, OK (June 06, 2018)

June 6, 2018 — June 22, 2018

Dayton and his group flew over Broken Bow, OK  last year on their return flight from Oshkosh and described the scenery as the highlight of their trip. So, we’re planning a family gyrotrip on June 06 to see first hand, the natural beauty of this little lake in the hills of Central Oklahoma. Click on the ITINERARY graphic for details. Thanks for following! ENJOY THE JOURNEY

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Breakfast at The Black Walnut Cafe – KCXO – Conroe Sat – June 23, 2018

June 23, 2018 — June 28, 2018

AFTER THE TRIP

It was quite a sight, seeing eight gyros lined up in front of The Black Walnut Cafe at North Houston Regional Airport in Conroe.  The group included three Magni M 16’s, two Magni M24’s, an Autogyro Calidus, an American Ranger, and an Autogyro Cavalon. It was a good time with friends, family, and fellow gyro pilots. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

 

 

BEFORE THE TRIP

Black Walnut Cafe at KCXO Airport in Conroe is the perfect spot for a GyroTrip breakfast. We’ll depart T74 Taylor at 7:30 AM, arriving in Conroe shortly after 9:00.  Setting aside an hour or so for breakfast and to watch planes take off and land, we should be back in Taylor by 1:00 PM. KCXO is class DELTA with two runways (14/32 and 01/19).  We can park on the ramp at Galaxy FBO, just outside the restaurant. This should be a good trip. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! -Bob

 

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Palo Duro Canyon, TX (July 2018)

July 3, 2018 — July 11, 2018

Dayton will lead the way to the annual 4th of July Hangar Dance near Palo Duro Canyon. It’s about a 700 mile round trip from T74 Taylor.  Looking forward to good scenery and good time with flying friends. Contact Dayton if you want to join us.  Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! -Bob

 

UPDATE TUES – 07-03-18

I wasn’t feeling well on Monday, so Kathy and I were not able to make thePalo Duro trip. Here are a few pix as Dayton and the Bakers prepared to depart T74 – Taylor. 

NOTE: You won’t be able to track this trip since I normally have the spot tracker and we’re not flying. 

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Taylor, TX – Natchez – New Orleans (JULY 2018)

July 16, 2018 — July 19, 2018

Natchez and New Orleans are still two favorite destinations.  Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! -Bob

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Taylor, TX – Alpine – Marfa – Presidio – Lajitas – San Antonio (OCT 2018)

October 5, 2018 — October 14, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  This should be a fantastic trip – fall weather, west Texas mountains, and the scenic Rio Grande. We’ll depart T74 – TAYLOR on Friday morning – Oct. 5 and fly to KSOA – SONORA for lunch and fuel. Then, it’s over the West Texas mountains to KE38 – ALPINE.  Saturday, we’ll make a short flight to KMRF – MARFA,  then, fly south to KPRS – Presidio and on to 89TE – LAJITAS for overnight at the Lodge. The homeward flight on Sunday will take us along the Rio Grande, some of the most beautiful scenery in Texas, with a fuel stop at KDRT – DEL RIO and late lunch at KSSF – STINSON in SAN ANTONIO. This one’s coming up soon. Post a comment if you’re planning to join us.  Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY! 

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STATE FAIR OF TEXAS – OCT 2018

October 20, 2018 — October 26, 2018

 WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE FAIR?  We’ll depart T74–Taylor at 9:30 AM to arrive at KLNC–Lancaster around  11:30 AM. We’ll get lunch then spend a few hours at the fair before returning home about 7:30 PM.  This should be a fun way to spend a Fall Saturday afternoon. Hope you can join us. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY!

 

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LUNCH TRIP – Taylor, TX to San Antonio (SAT – JAN 20, 2018)

January 20, 2018 — January 31, 2018

BEFORE THE TRIP

Let’s give it another shot.  The LUNCH TRIP to JOSEPHINE STREET CAFE in San Antonio is rescheduled for SATURDAY – JAN 20  Departing T74 – Taylor at 12:30 PM, returning that evening.  Join us if you can.  Thanks for following! ENJOY THE JOURNEY

 

AFTER THE TRIP

After a short delay departing T74 – Taylor, we were wheels up at 1:10 PM.  Weather was chilly and bordering on IFR and we fought a strong headwind all the way, but no one was in a hurry. When we landed at Stinson Airport at 3:00 PM, Imperial Aviation FBO loaned us the “crew car” for the short drive to Josephine Street Cafe.  By the time we got there, everyone was hungry and ready to eat. As always,  Josephine’s has something for everyone – chopt steak, ribeyes, bacon wrapped filet, Hawaiian chicken and gulf shrimp, all served in a Texas Friendly setting. After an hour or so of eating and visiting, we headed back to the airport, fueled up the gyros, and were in the air at 5:40 for a quick fly-by the Tower of The Americas in downtown San Antonio, then on to a fly-over downtown Austin, and finally touching down at 6:50 at T74-Taylor.  We were sorry Ray and Chandler couldn’t join us. We’ll hold a spot for them next time. It was a fantastic day. Thanks for following. ENJOY THE JOURNEY. 

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HARD 8 BBQ – Stephenville, TX (Nov 18, 2017)

November 18, 2017 — November 30, 2017

Mike Baker suggested this trip to Hard 8 BBQ in Stephenville. Looks like a good destination for a 1- Day Trip. Click on the ITINERARY SUITCASE for details. Thanks for following! ENJOY THE JOURNEY

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Lake Hamilton – Hot Springs, AR (Aug 9, 2017)

August 9, 2017 — August 18, 2017

AFTER THE TRIP

This trip was a good blend of flying, boating, and seeing the sites. We landed at Hot Springs Municipal Airport  about 7:30 Wednesday evening after dodging storms all day. Lookout Point Lodge was an exceptional place to stay, right on Lake Hamilton. We took to the lake on Thursday morning for Kathy to recapture her youth on the skis – lots of fun. We had to skip breakfast at the lodge Friday morning in order to outrun the storms that were moving in from the west.  We took off with about a 30 minute window before the storms hit Hot Springs. The weather improved as we flew southwest toward Texas. After a quick fuel stop in Winnsboro TX, we flew non-stop to T74 – Taylor where we touched down at 3:15 PM. Saltgrass Steakhouse in Round Rock was a welcome sight as our final stop on this fantastic trip.

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BEFORE THE TRIP

It’s about 700 miles round-trip from TAYLOR, TX (T74) to HOT SPRINGS, AR (KHOT).  We’ll fly up on Wednesday and stay at Lookout Point B&B, located on Lake Hamilton. On Thursday, we’ll  rent a pontoon and cruise the lake, then fly home on Friday. Click the ITINERARY graphic to see departure times and fuel stops.

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