I was off last Thursday and decided to go for a flight. My aviation mechanic said he needed something dropped off to the Aircraft Spruce store at the Brantford Airport. Since I really didn’t have a destination in mind, I figured I could do this small favour for him. When I arrived at the St. Catharines Airport, I headed up to the tower to drop off some fudge.
Then I headed down to little Vyctor and flew over to Welland to pick up my mechanic’s loot. The winds were very strong that day. By the time I was over the end of the runway, I was already at 1500 feet! The tower called me, kinda chuckling, stating my ground speed was 30 knots. Oh geez – this was going to be a long flight! It took me seven minutes just to leave St. Catharines airspace, as I was going almost straight into the wind. I also had to tighten my seat belts due to the turbulence. Eventually, I made it to Welland though. I landed, dropped off more fudge, picked up the stuff to go to Brantford, then departed. So long, Welland:
I would never take up a passenger in wind like that – it was crazy! Very fun for me though. I landed in Brantford, hit Aircraft Spruce, then it was back to St. Catharines:
With the tail wind, the trip back was quite a bit faster. Turbulence was no better though. Weeeeee!!!!
Back home, I opened my mitten drawer to get out my binoculars to check something out outside. It was only open for two minutes, and when I turned around:
Mya is so cute but can be a real trouble maker. You can see her unbelievably cute side in this pic with Boo:
On the weekend, Mike and I flew to Welland for a Transport Canada safety seminar. It was amazing weather and there were quite a few people flying that day. As usual when I fly, Donkay joins me:
The seminar was great. Once back in St. Catharines, we walked downtown to hit Timmies and some shops. We ordered our food then I accidentally pointed out to Mike the Easter donut. Well, he just had to have it!
I must admit, that was mighty fine!
We wandered around a bunch of stores downtown, including a couple book stores, discount store, British boutique and shoe store. With all that excitement and walking, we were getting kinda hungry again. We went to The Works where Mike ordered a burger topped with peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Slurp:
Strange combination but very yummy. You would think he would have been full after eating that, but apparently not full enough. He tried to eat Abby when we got home:
Fortunately, she escaped with her life.
Today’s symptoms: I’m really not sure what happened. I woke up after sleeping quite well last night. Just before 9:00, I suddenly felt like I was hit by a Boeing 777. I ended up having to go home around 10:00. I slept for over an hour when I got home, then had to lay down again a few hours later. I still feel really poopy – very tired and fatigued, achy and just all over blah.