I first flew over my mother’s house to make sure everything was in order. I called her and she came outside to wave at me. The neighbour’s asked her who she was waving at and little Jan said that I was flying around up there:
After visiting Jan, I headed toward the South.
I was going to hit the Lake Erie shoreline, but the weather was really pooping out. The clouds looked yucky and it appeared to be snowing lightly. I decided to scrap the Lake Erie plan:
I had visited the Flight Service folks in the tower prior to hitting the skies. I brought them some Christmas goodies – better late than never! I asked them to look away when I called in that I was going to land. It’s been over a month and my landing may be a little rusty. After flying around for almost 50 minutes, I decided to head back to the airport. On my way, I decided to instead to head over to the Grimsby Airport to do some touch and go’s to practice my landings and not make a dork of myself in front of the wonderful people of the Niagara District Airport. I ended up doing three landings and take-offs (touch and go’s) then felt confident enough to attempt an impressive landing in St. Catharines. Here’s a shot of Grimsby on my way out:
On the way back to CYSN, I snapped another picture of the new hospital being built. I’ve already posted two pictures during previous blogs, so you can see the progress:
I was shocked as I approached the St. Catharines airport – there were four other planes already in the circuit. I guess everyone was taking advantage of the nice weather. I’ve never followed that many planes around the circuit to land. I had at least two behind me too! Fortunately, my landing was decent and there was no serious heckling from the tower. Here’s a pic of little Vyctor, all ready to be put back in the hangar:
What a perfect day! I’m totally wiped out now, but it was well worth it!
There was a little (although typical) incident with the kitties when I got home. I was sitting on the bed, reading my emails, and little Abby crawled under the pillow sham next to me. She was there for about fifteen minutes, nicely warming up the spot. As usual, Mya came over and bullied her out of her comfy, warm and cozy sleeping place! She’s so mean, but so cute! Little Abby walked behind my computer and got back into her sleeping position. There she was, totally exposed, soon to be shivering from the cool air. I walked around the bed, told her how sorry I was that her sister was a bully, then tucked her in with the blanket. The look she gave me while I was covering her just about melted my heart! It was like she was thanking me with her eyes. I wish I got a video. Regardless, I was happy to see her sound asleep shortly after:
Today’s symptoms: I had a decent amount of energy today – worked out well with the nice weather! I would have been so bummed to have a good flying day but not feel well enough to go!