I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did. Even though I really wasn’t in the Christmas spirit this year. I didn’t even decorate. It was still nice though. My little mother stayed over for a couple nights, as she does every year. Good times! On Christmas Eve, we ordered from Pizza Hut. It was so good! I’m weird and usually dip my pizza in ketchup. My mother’s head made a perfect ketchup holder:
We made a nice dinner on Christmas Day. It was a really nice holiday. My mother still has the ketchup on her head.
I woke up this morning and saw yuckola weather. It was rather disappointing since I was hoping to go flying today – one last flight for 2017. Fortunately, things cleared up by 11:00am, so Mike and I headed out to the airport. We were the only ones flying. We decided to head to Brantford for lunch. We didn’t hear another plane the whole way there. Took some nice shots on the way, like the canal. I think it’s still open as we saw a large ship at the Lake Ontario entrance:
And heading toward Lake Erie:
I asked Mike to take some shots of the Hamilton Airport:
And Vyctor’s dangly wheel:
Then he decided to try a panoramic shot while we were cruising along. The first one didn’t quite work out too well. It made my cockpit look just a tad large. I think he converted my Cessna 150 into a Cessna 1500:
Tee hee! Love it! He tried again and the next one was a little more to scale:
We made it to Brantford – the only ones who flew in at that time.
Coming in to land on the windswept runway:
And the dork pilot:
Mike and I got Vyctor all snuggled before we went in for lunch:
Mike got this awesome burger with egg and pretty much everything else:
I felt bad about Vyc, sitting out there by himself. It helped that he waved back after I waved to him and blew a kiss:
We had to gobble our food rather quickly as there was a bit of a snowy/foggy system coming in from the east. If we waited much longer, we would have been stuck in Brantford for awhile. Here’s the video of our take off:
And the crud to the east:
Heading back, we noticed this crop circle configuration. We’re pretty sure aliens have been to Niagara. I don’t blame them. It’s a nice area – wineries, the Falls, escarpment, etc. We welcome you, little green, googly eyed alien dudes!
Landing back home – still didn’t see another plane out except a 727 landing at Hamilton, which the tower controller nicely told us where to maneuver to avoid him:
We safely arrived back at CYSN (Niagara District Airport). Thank you Vyctor – happy new year buddy! I love him so much. I tried to give him a farewell kiss but my tongue stuck to his cowling:
I managed to rip it off and all was good in the world again. Toodle-loo little buddy. See you next year!
Back home, we got the kitties ready for New Years:
They were not amused, but we were! I was also amused when Mike and I went to Giant Tiger today and he came over to the cart with a pressie for his favourite daughter, Abby. I told him to put it back:
Poor Mike! Abby and the other kitties have enough toys!
Today’s symptoms: Still dealing with the insomnia. It’s going on five months now. Just awful. I wake up constantly throughout the night and it takes me one to three hours to fall asleep. Very frustrating. I took some of my wakey-up pills today so felt decent and was able to have a very productive and active day. Paws crossed that tonight is miraculously better.