Our Vacations



Rocket Flyin '07: 


Cincinnati '06 (trip to Wright Patterson and to see aerobatic airplane): 

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Telluride '06: 

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OSH '06: 

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Jackson Hole '06: 

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Plainview '06 (well, not really a vacation, but a fly-in): 

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Hawaii '06: 

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Sedona and Zion '05: 

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Colorado Springs '05: 

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French Polynesia '04: 

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Alaska '03: 

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Sunriver '02: 

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Don't just sit there, somebody fish me out!


Bahamas '02: 

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Sharks !


Scotland '02: 

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Cozumel '01: 

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Shark !!!

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Castro y amigos


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Spotted eel

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Don't stick your finger in that mouth

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Yellowtail Damselfish


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Lined Seahorse


New Orleans 9/99: we flew to New Orleans with our friends Jeff and Lori for food, jazz and fun (read drinking).  Flight over was dodge'em thunderstorms, but we arrived with plenty of time for Mr. B's before the jazz show at Snug Harbor. Four drunk yuppies at Cafe du Monde at 3:00 am - must have been a funny site. Lots of fun, lots of booze, BIG headache the next morning. (Yes, I realize there is only one picture of us in New Orleans and 4 of the airplane.  Let's put it this way - after the second Hurricane, we forgot we even had a camera!)

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There is NO WAY this much meat is going to fit in the front of my airplane!

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Let's go already !


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Bibs for the shrimp and the first of WAY to many drinks

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking...

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You get a complimentary picture when you fly Gifford Airlines


Oregon '99:  we stayed in Sunriver (S21 - airport) over the Labor Day weekend, arriving Friday and leaving the next Monday.  Most of the trip was just relaxing with friends, but we did take a guided white water rafting trip which included level 4 & 5 rapids -  fantastic!  Sharon did shopping while I hung out with airplane guys at the airport and even did some low level flying over the mountains in the area.  Trip home on Monday took about 10 hours (9 flying).  Two oceans in two months!

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Before we got wet

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Where did that wave come from?

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Keep paddling!


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The great folks we stayed with (Doug and Susan Tyce, Barb and Tom Russ)

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Lots of Vikings on the ramp

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Sharon and a horse


Cape Cod '99: we flew up in July, stopping twice for fuel and bio and spending the night with my mom in Maryland (landed at MTN - Martin State airport).  Flight over to the Cape the next day was beautiful.  Spent several days with me on the golf course and Sharon at the beach/ponds with family.  Flight back was the morning of the day JFK, jr crashed.  We filed IFR and the ground was difficult to pick up from 8,000 feet.  Highlight of the flight home was the VFR corridor run down the Hudson river at 500 feet - well below the buildings!  Two stops on the way back.

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Cape Cod Light

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Humpback whales - there were dozens

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P-town monument

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Washington monument with art-deco scaffolding!

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NYC in the corridor the day JFK, Jr. crashed - pretty hazy

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Statue of Liberty from VFR corridor

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Dave (Popeye) Wilson


Santa Fe '99:  This was the annual Viking owners' group mountain fly-in hosted by Carter and Clara Dubois.  Fun was had by all but Sharon, Tom and I who had to deal with a broken alternator on our airplane the day of the flight up to Gunnison (more here).  Thanks to Tom and Carter's help though, we made it back without delay.

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The whole group

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The group in Gunnison

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Santa Fe on arrival

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