Saturday, August 08, 2015

...the end of the vacation...

...we woke to overcast skies...but it didn't really matter...because after breakfast we were heading up to my sweet sissie's house for a quick visit before heading home...

...it's always my favorite part of the vacation when I get to bookend it with sister visits...

...the next few pictures are courtesy of my sister...
...and just like her hospitable generous self...she planned a poolside cookout with family and friends for us...and spent all morning preparing delicious vegan food...
...everyone enjoyed the refreshing pool...
...and some cornhole...

...and her neighbor Pat who owns a motorized glider offered to take everyone up for a glide...kind of a once in a lifetime experience...
...this is Scout taking off...
...up...up...and away...
...and back on the ground...
...with thumbs up...
...then it was my turn to get strapped into the little glider...
...the instrument panel...(from here on the photos are mine again)
...taking off...
...up in the air with Pat...
...gliding around...
...notice that the propeller is stopped...Pat went to a lot of trouble to get it stopped just like that so it would be out of the way of my view...so nice...
...he tipped the wings so I could get a better view...
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...video of the glider with the engine on...we had to talk to each other through headsets when the engine was on...
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...engine off...just gliding around on some thermals...Pat said he could stay up there all day on a day like this...we took off our headsets and could talk normally...all you hear is just the whoosh of the air as you glide...
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...then a super smooth landing...with no engine...

...Thanks Pat!...and Thanks Karen for a wonderful ending to our vacation!

~Have a lovely day!

4 comments:

  1. All very nice. He took me for a ride once from Siler City Airport and it is a unique and interesting ride. MOM

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  2. glad you had fun! (it's always fun, isn't it??) nice to have you close!

    love, k

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