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Old 06-24-2012, 10:21 PM
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Ha! This is all pretty amusing. I'm just now catching up on Vlad's great adventure. We've been on our own, very similar adventure for the last three days over on the Card TV channel. However, through two pilot's worth of skilled aviating, we did in fact make it to the west coast. Currently typing in front of a cozy window overlooking Crater Lake in Oregon. Yesterday was Crescent City to check out the monster redwood forest, before that was Albuquerque. There has been a big turbulence airmet over the whole desert for the past few days, and I can tell you for a fact, that it wasn't lying. We probably won't do that again . We spent 10.5hrs navigating the other day. Over, Under, Around, whatever it takes. 22C turned 1000hrs yesterday. She is throwing just a touch of prop grease that I'm watching carefully. I'm thinking due to the hours of huge turbulence the other day. Hopefully our adventure will continue all the way up to Victoria, BC over the next few days. All dependent on weather. Hopefully, tomorrow we'll be headed out of Medford, OR for Aurora.

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:26 PM
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Sounds like an interesting trip. Keep us up to date. My ancestors tribal lands are not far from where you are now. The Mt Shasta - southern Oregon region is where the Indian Nation my family is from. It is a pretty place and the history is very interesting - somewhat sad, but still interesting.

Have a good rest of your trip!
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:55 PM
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Hi Scott,
Sent you a PM about your trip tomorrow.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:17 PM
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Scott, sounds like a great trip. We just did the opposite trip from Portland to Austin (and then onto Florida). Just got back to Portland last week.

I don't have any extra hangar space to offer, but I have a guest bed room at KVUO if you interested.

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Old 06-25-2012, 05:59 AM
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Scott, Tanya! My initial plan was to intercept you on West coast. Then I saw you going South (Watson?)and ending the day at ABQ. I knew I would miss you by at least half a day. Have fun guys and be careful. Trust 22C she will get you wherever you want.
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More pictures! Have a great trip.
Tail winds and smooth air!
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Y'all have fun!!!

Forcast is 102` in 'Cow Town' today
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:37 AM
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Crater Lake in the summer, what a gorgeous place.

When I flew over it last November and it was inundated with snow, lots of it. Simply have to get back there this time of the year.

What airport did you use?

Thanks for the picture.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:51 PM
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..... Hopefully our adventure will continue all the way up to Victoria, BC over the next few days. All dependent on weather. Hopefully, tomorrow we'll be headed out of Medford, OR for Aurora.

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The Victoria Flying Club was a good place to tie down in Victoria when we were there last and the car rental places will deliver to you there.

I'll be up there again at the end of July. Victoria is a nice place to visit.



If you want to have lunch at Friday Harbor, do it on the way to Canada, not on the return. The Canadians warned me it was the least friendly US spot for Customs, and I think they were correct...
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:10 AM
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Good tips. Tanya found Friday Harbor customs very grumpy when she just called to inquire a few days ago, already hatching a different reentry plan.

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The Victoria Flying Club was a good place to tie down in Victoria when we were there last and the car rental places will deliver to you there.

I'll be up there again at the end of July. Victoria is a nice place to visit.



If you want to have lunch at Friday Harbor, do it on the way to Canada, not on the return. The Canadians warned me it was the least friendly US spot for Customs, and I think they were correct...
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