Saturday, October 24, 2009

24 Oct., 2009 -- Poker Run - play the game!

Missouri Pilots Association Third Annual Poker Run.
After two postponements this fall,
we finally got it OFF THE GROUND!
And the fall colors are spectacular, as are.....

The planes... aaah, da planes, da planes!

The flying... aaah, that's the real thing! Four hours, nine airports!

The winners... aaah, the game!

The workers on the ground... aaah, somebody's gotta do it!

Late in the day, late in October...
Aaah, there's a beautiful ending to a beautiful day!

Friday, October 23, 2009

It's a door!

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Found treasure

Geocashing in sgf... Didn't find the goodies in this park, but did find flowers still in bloom on National Ave. Found one more cache near the mall, left an ag plane pin. Hmmm, the mall... Hmmm...
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Blustery day

That's St. John's in the distance. Routine checkup. Finding hidden treasures is more fun.
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Geocaching in sgf

Blustery day in the hundred acre woods. I left a pair of Kid-venture wings - but it's not a good day to fly.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

21 Oct., 2009 -- It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a door!

Planning... yeah, it might just become a DOOR!

Oh, NO, Benny, you can't fly from up there!
Buzzards competing for one end of the runway...

And geese flying off the other! There are a few white ones mixed
in to that flock of about a hundred. I hope they are migrating on out!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Finally getting some work done, prepping the hangar for new doors.

Sparks were flying everywhere!

High School buddy from Colorado! I got to be a reckless fast skier chasing Eddie, who always seemed to have a broken leg and could ski better on one good leg and a short ski on his cast than the rest of us on two legs. He and brother Bud were on their way through Missouri to see another brother in Indiana. They spent a couple of days in Douglas County with G'pa Allen.
Such a good guy, and he shoots with a Nikon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

18 Oct., 2009 -- Oh, come ON... drama king

Oh, come ON, Jared... it's not THAT hard to pull.

Jared, Jan, Fonda and one-eyed LAD.

Randy, Fonda and Grandpa Allen with LAD in the rockers after breakfast.

The yellow and green of fall.

Ben and David made a couple of go-arounds this afternoon...
The wild turkeys wouldn't move off the edge of the runway
until Lloyd went out and shoooed them away.