Great post, eh! Your flight may not have gone the way you wanted it to, but it went exactly how I wanted it to: I just sat and watched! I noticed several things:
1) Great glacial geology!! Amazing what thick moving ice can do! And mirror lakes! Beauty!
2) You do what I also do and call out, on my initial contact, when to expect to see me over the field. I wish EVERYONE
would do that. If I am in the Cub, I call 5 miles out (having monitored at 10 miles out) that I will be there in about 5 minutes. In SuzieQ: I call about 10 miles out and will be there in about 5 minutes. That way anyone listening will know when to watch for me. Problem is, when one hears "Experimental 35 Echo", one has no idea if its a Zenair, Glasair, Blowair. Is it going 75 or 175? Be there in 5 minutes......
3) Being left-handed must be helpful flying with your left hand. I was blessed with being ambidextrous and can do either but, being born and raised on tandem, prefer left throttle, right stick. I've seen some side-by-sides with the PIC in the right seat.
4) GO LEAFS! Nice hat!