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  #31  
Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 PM
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Default Day one, Tucson AZ to Dumas TX

Day one to the Cape

Skip taking the reins


A bit of rain here & there







All tucked in, courtesy car procured.*

Hello Dumas TX. Look how tall I am now that I'm in Texas.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:22 AM
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Default Day Two

More update to follow when we get an internet signal, but while attempting to get into Lorain OH, the wx decided we should stop at Sandusky-Griffing instead. Close!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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Default Day two, where do we go from here

Day 2 to the Cape

We departed Dumas TX and due to some wx we headed north initially towards Liberal KS, then back east towards our first fuel stop just east of Kansas City.

We were getting a nice push with a tailwind so we also pushed out our fuel stop to Hannibal MO, just west of the mighty Mississippi.

This let us make it to Lorain OH from here without another fuel stop....or so we thought.

Skip is learning a lot.
Yesterday he learned that on short final asking questions is a good way to get yelled at.

Whoa, I learned that when I'm not flying stop pushing buttons. Dang, he's learning fast about how to set the GPS and what he wants to look at.
When the day was all said & done we fell just short of our intended destination of Lorain/Elyria OH and opted for Griffing-Sandysky right along the shore of Lake Erie, next to Cedar Point (where people pay good money to make themselves barf)

The intended route




The actual destination
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:21 AM
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Default Day 3, yes day 3, to the Cape

Today we rolled out late. My husband grew up here in Amherst OH, so we were staying with relatives and although we arrived late yesterday we stayed up even later to visit with family.

First things first, lunch. Lake Erie Perch, I have not had it before. Yummy!


Then we visited some more family, went by the house where Skip and his 3 sisters grew up, meandering to the airport at 3pm. Fortunately we had a short 3 hr flight today.
Only going as far as Simsbury (by BDL) to stay with more relatives.
How does that joke go again honey..."There once was a man from Nantucket"...
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:10 AM
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How does that joke go again honey..."There once was a man from Nantucket"...

Epic! Keep it coming acro girl!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:57 AM
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Gotta say, I really, really enjoy these threads and if anything motivates me more to get this stinkin' plane finished, I don't know what it is. Keep up the updates!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:51 AM
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More pictures out the window, please! Living vicariously via your trip. Thanks!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:34 AM
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Default Backing up a bit, for more pix

Backing up a bit, more pix

Here is the beautiful albeit short lived SKY airport, sadly, slated to be closed down at the end of this year. We were going to tie down here...


...then Tom Griffing, owner of this awesome family airport since the 50's, came by as we were emptying out the contents of the RV all over the ramp.
He offered up this spot instead...


Pop Tart has a nice view out...



We flew past Sundown Ski Area and crossed the Hudson*


We both say "yay" as we get close to Simsbury


On the deck in Simsbury. All those peeps fit inside the mighty RV6?


The FBO at Simsbury. A very nice little airport. Little being the optimum word too!
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Did they let you do burnouts in the courtesy car?
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:24 PM
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Here is the beautiful albeit short lived SKY airport, sadly, slated to be closed down at the end of this year. We were going to tie down here...

...then Tom Griffing, owner of this awesome family airport since the 50's, came by as we were emptying out the contents of the RV all over the ramp.
I am really saddened to hear that KSKY Sandusky is closing. I used to live in the Cleveland area and flew to the islands and KSKY many times. I was just by there in the spring and my now 29 year old daughter reminded me of the times we flew to Sandusky for pancakes. Sad. Thanks for all of the years of service Tom.

Anyway, Great write-up acroflyrgirl. Keep it coming and stay safe.
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