Waterloo Aviation Fun Day

Waterloo Aviation Fun Day

Despite the weather forecaster folks predicting thunder storms for the last week, today was nice and clear.  Mike and I headed out to the St. Catharines Airport just after 9:30 this morning and hopped into cute little Vyctor.  We flew out to the Waterloo Aviation Fun Day.  I thought the flight was around an hour but we arrived within about 45 minutes.  The air traffic heading in seemed very busy and we figured everyone was heading to the event.  We were one of only four planes there.  Weird!  The nice thing was that one of the marshallers came up to me and said that he remembered me from my presentation at that airport about two or three years ago.  That was just awesome.  We then walked over to the static aircraft and cars and display booths.  It was awesome to see how many drove into the event today!  When we walked into the terminal building, Mike was THRILLED when I noticed the “free souvenir photos” with Star Wars folks.  I dragged him there and it turned out great!

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Aren’t we adorable????  Mike was a little bothered when I asked if that was Darth Vader.  What the heck – so I’m a little behind!  The worst part of the photo is that the brown, Ewok-looking, Wookie-ish dude left before we got there.  Fortunately, I tracked Wookie-Sand-Dude down and got my pic taken with it:

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Ok….just wondering why it has C3PO’s….or R2D2’s head…..(I always get them mixed up)…why does he have his head??????  So disturbed but so wanted my pic taken with it (and the decapitated head).

We wandered around and saw a bunch of plane and classic car displays:

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(above bug looks so sad….Mike thought he looked kinda smirky).  I think he’s sadmirky.

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It was a really great day.  We spent around and hour and a half wandering around and had an awesome time.  Fortunately, the flight back was as equally as awesome.  We took off nicely then headed toward Hamilton.  Even though I didn’t fly through Hamilton airspace, I always call them to say that I’m going to be close to their zone.  I called when I was about 15 miles South-West of the most Northern point of their airspace.  The tower responded and said “ok so fly over to the intersection of Highway 5 and 6″….  I was all “errrrr….I recognize one of those highways…”  He said “Ok, fly directly to Waterdown”  I responded “I’ve heard of Waterdown but am not too sure where it is”  He said “Oh dear!”  It was awesome!  He told me my heading and what to look for.  He was so fun to talk to (but still so professional and serious as far as where I needed to be and constantly advising me of other traffic).  Mike and I then flew toward the Burlington Skyway as he instructed, then we eventually flew over the Waterdown water tower.  I was so excited and Hamilton didn’t seem too busy at the time, so I radioed him and said “Oh wow!  I think I just found Waterdown!”  He replied “Affirmative – that’s Waterdown!”  I said thanks for teaching me something today and he said “Now you have to find the waterfall”  I said you’re kidding, right?”  He said “That’s what the town was named after so good luck!”  I flew over this water-fally looking spot and realized that there was no water.  Either I missed the spot (most likely!) or that dried out area was the dried up falls.  I called the tower and told him I regretted to inform him that the falls had dried up and they needed to rename the town.  He asked if I had any suggestions and I suggested “Water-is-no-more”…he suggested “Waterless?”  He was so great to talk to.  Very professional but had a sense of humour!  Hamilton has always been good that way!

Anyway, Mike and I had a couple of laughs heading over the QEW.  Ewwwww….look at this traffic (that we just flew over in a rather fun matter):

What a wonderful day!!!!  It was so much fun!

I always have to include a kitty in my blog so check out this awesomeness.  I pulled little gecko Peanut out of his cage and held it up toward Pinky.  Her typical reaction:

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I swear she doesn’t want to eat him – she’s let him crawl all over her.  But she gets so goofy looking when he’s in sight.  So Cute!

Today’s symptoms: Felt fairly good today.  The last few were a tad off (minimizing!!!) because of the wretched heat.  I think almost everyone with MS has a heat intolerance.  Before MRI’s and joyous spinal taps (trust me, they suck!)…they used to put potential MS patients in hot baths to see if the heat would bring on their symptoms from the heat, then voila – you have MS!  Crazy, eh? So bring on the Fall and Winter!  I can’t wait to post a pic of me laying in snowbank.

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