Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Old St Charles Reflection

We down to old St Charles today and saw the new County Building reflected in City Hall.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Looking for that doggie...

My daugher looking for the neighbors dog, Luke.
He wasn't out this morning.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cold and Windy day

It was cold and very windy today as these waves (?) on man-made Creve Coeur Lake attest. The wind had gusts as high as 35 mph.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Glenn working on the Jenny fabric.

My friend Glenn Peck pinning the fabric from the Jenny together in preparation for sewing it together. These pieces cover the fuselage.

Lindsay laughing.

Break out the Air Hogs!

Thursday, Feb. 22.
It was unseasonable warm today, so we thought it right to take our Air Hogs out and knock a little of the rust off.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Salt Lake Panorama

The Great Salt Lake taken from Antelope Island.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Landing at Eagle (Vail)

We went out to Eagle, CO (Vail) this morning. Arrived at 8:30 local. The skies were mostly clear, we were at the front of the line, so we kept the power up. On about a 2 mile final, another aircraft aborted his takeoff, causing the tower controller to tell us to Go Around!

Go Around??? Are you crazy??? Have to go back 26 miles and get back in line???

Hell no!

Tell him to get that hunk of junk off the runway!

He turned off on the first taxi-way and we continued to a normal landing.

It was a Citation X that must have got a takeoff config warning, because he got back in line and eventually took off.

This is a frame from a video that I shot with with my digicam. The whole video is approx. 6 minutes long.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Down to Arches National Park

Balanced Rock
Delicate Arch...worth the 3 Mile Hike!

Yesterday, after getting our Slot into Eagle for Tues, John (the other pilot) and I went out siteseeing. We decided we'd go to Arches National Park, which is a 4-hour drive from where we're staying in Salt Lake,
but what the heck, we had a couple days!

So off we went, stopping once for a burger to go. We arrived at 2 pm and left the park at 6pm because it was dark. We stopped off at a little town called Green River and got gas and dinner at the best restaurant in town, a corner tap named Ray's.

My calves are a...little...sore today, but feeling better. It was 3 miles each way to Delicate Arch (seemed like uphill both ways!)

Interview tomorrow/today...can't get to sleep...

Thurs. Morning...2/15

It's 12:47 AM...and I can't sleep. I have an interview today. It's with a wonderful company and would be a lifetime position for me. Four of my friends already fly for them. Now, if I could just get to sleep...

The height of the Storm

We got 4 inches...

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Going away...

We heard today that our beloved Falcon is going away, sometime this fall. We don't know exactly when.
So I'm looking for a job...
Besides that, it's really cold out there!

Is it snowing yet...???

The kids had just got up. Sky's mom told him he didn't have school today. Both the kids went to the window to look for the snow, which we didn't have any of yet...
It started snowing right after they went to the window, big flakes.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My buddy John and I

My buddy John McBride and I in the cockpit of the company Falcon. We're coming home earlier this past week from Charlotte, NC empty.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

5:15 comes awfully early...

I'm definitely not a morning person. And to get to work by 5:45 means having to leave the house at 5:15.
Most of the light blurs are business's alongside the highway that are open, but there was some traffic.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Na na na na naaaaaaaa na, You say it's your Birthday!

Our lovely daughter turned 1 year old today! We celebrated with Little Debbie (tm) Cakes and sang Happy Birthday to her.

Monday, February 05, 2007

I like this book mom!

My wife, Gina, reading our daughter a book this morning. Lindsay is really starting to enjoy books and she trys to turn the pages. She especially likes baby face books and animal books.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Going to the bookstore...

Going on a weekend trip tomorrow,
so I went to Borders to get some reading material.
Picked up Dirck Halstead's Biography and a magazine.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Slipping thru the Crack...

We had a dusting of snow last night. I thought it made a neat pattern on the storm drain. I was this leaf about to slip thru the cracks and thought of the metaphor right away.