Best Vacation!

We had another perfect day at Oshkosh yesterday.  We arrived at the Fond du Lac Airport to catch the 7:30am bus to Oshkosh.  We were a little surprised that most of the vendors didn’t start until 9:00.  Still, there was plenty to do.  We got in line at the breakfast booth in the food court.  A couple of guys behind me started reading my tattoo.  They asked where I flew out of and I said St. Catharines, Ontario.  I then said Canada, which was quite unnecessary.  He said they were from Oshawa, which is just across Lake Ontario.  It’s also where the guy who bought my first plane is from.  He asked if he could take a picture of my tattoo.  No problem!

After we ate, we wandered over to the Jeppesen tent to hopefully be one of the first 300 there to get a free hat.  We joined the line, but someone came out and said that the hats weren’t in yet and to come back later.  Quite a few people were annoyed, and rightly so.  We didn’t end up going back.

Here are a few shots from the day:

Check out the amazing paint job on this bad boy:

One week each year, Oshkosh is the busiest airport in the world, thus the busiest control tower:

M&M’s was one of the big sponsors:

It was a great day with plenty of things to see.

We took the owners of the cottage out for dinner last night.  It was such a nice time and Chuck and I really enjoyed the restaurant they suggested.  I’m so relieved that they’re willing to rent to us again, even after meeting us…..

We woke up to plenty of rain this morning.  Blah.  We didn’t end up going back to Oshkosh.  Still, we had a nice day.  After watching a few shows in the morning, we headed out to the mall in town.  We came back to the cabin and threw the frisbee around.  There was a guy doing touch and goes out on the lake, which was rather enjoyable to watch:

I was walking around the cabin after dinner and noticed a little toad (I believe named Gus) in the window well.  I cleared out the spider webs and reached down to rescue him.  I brought him inside to show Chuck and snapped this pic:

Little Gus is living the high life in the neighbour’s garden now.

It was a great day and we’re sad to be leaving tomorrow.  Even though we didn’t go to the aviation expo today, it doesn’t seem like a wasted day.  We have enjoyed our stay so much at this cottage, that it has made the trip better than I could have imagined.

Today’s symptoms:  Feeling pretty good, I’m just experiencing a fair amount of muscle and joint pain.  Still, I can’t believe how much I was able to do over the last few days.  It wouldn’t have been possible before the CCSVI surgery.

Posted by Lizzy McFly at 7/27/2011 9:14 PM

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