Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This was leaving DSM on Sunday.
Monday, de-ice. Tricky tricky not hitting anything that flies!
I have to say, even though I really hate to, that the Chicagoan's have a clever way of snow removal. Maybe all big airports that get winter snow do this, not sure. But they scoop and dump it all up into this big heated (some way?) trailer and melt it. Down the storm drain it goes.
Heated trailer of some sort. Spewing liquid snow and steam. The temps were hovering at 32 ish. Bet this doesn't work so well when it's really cold!
Arriving Lansing, Monday AM. 700 foot ceiling, snowing and generally shitty. Official aviation term, of course.
The runway we just landed on. Much dryer snow here. Nice job guys. Keep up the good landings!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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This was Friday. I think I had tears in my eyes. And it was not from the cold air.
Saturday we went bowling (LAD for the first time) with a group from his day care. It was great fun and the facility is very new with state of the art fun stuff. LAD enjoyed it very much. Not sure why we had not taken him before now. I'm quite certain we'll be going again. And again. And again. Better watch out Grandma Airplane.
Grandma Airplane, you'll also be glad to know they make these ramps for those that are either too young or too old to throw the ball down the lane with much strength! LAD was all about this thing! "Whoa, look at it go."
I'm off to the NorthEast, with this forcast to look forward to:
While down south, spring appears to be appearing.
I will not believe it until I see the Robins.
And even then, I may still have my doubts!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Let 'er fly!
The temps were at least a little warmer today. Pretty sad when you call 35 warm, but balmy it was.
Blogger did themselves no favors for "updating" their post editor.
I remember my dad pulling us for hours on sleds behind the truck at the ranch in MO. Back when we had big snows (!). Starky cousins-I know you remember these times too!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Our first week of February. Is it 1/4 over already!
Alright, alright, in his defense, he does have a lot of equipment hanging out there. This shot doesn't do it justice. He had 3 blades- front, (right) side, belly, plus all the salty-sandy crap in the back. We followed him into town one day, he went on to the county line and turned around and came back, so we waited for him.
Moon-set, 7:30 am.
Guess who he was, guess who I was?
Play-Doh and power tools. Don't get much better'n that!