It’s been a while since our last blog, but things have been a bit quiet so there hasn’t been much to report. We left Clayton, NY in the Thousand Islands in mid-August and drove south to our former home town of York, PA. Our daughter, Jessica, still lives there so we wanted to visit with her and complete yearly doctor visits before continuing south.
We spent the first couple of days in York doing yard/house work at Jessica’s. Apparently her busy life leaves little time to tend to the yard, as she always looks forward to a visit from her father. Although her yard was in much better shape than previous visits, the mower and trimmer received a lengthy workout!
When our son, Kevin, heard of our labors, he “casually” mentioned that there were a few tasks in need of completion at his house in Atlanta. How could we pass up an invitation to visit Atlanta in August to do yard work? So after a week in York, we flew south for a visit.
Kevin is currently working long hours as a flight instructor so he can get the required flight hours necessary to work as an airline pilot. One afternoon we drove out to the airport to visit the flight school where he is working and check out the planes.
The school flies a couple different types of planes but the main one is the Cessna 172. Later that evening he took his father up for a flight in the one pictured above and below. He even turned the controls over to John during the flight (under close supervision)!
One of Kevin’s students has developed such a love of flying that he purchased his own plane, an upgraded and newer version of the Cessna used by the flight school.
But Shawn’s new toy is a big step up from the fight school aircraft. It has plush leather seats, air conditioning, and high tech controls.
While Shawn was showing us his plane, his wife arrived and we all went out for dinner in nearby Lawrenceville. We had a great time and can see why Kevin enjoys flying with Shawn.
But the next day it was back to work, as the boss man had a number of tasks on his list. We spent the morning trimming, weeding, and mowing until the heat (humidity) finally became unbearable.
Now back in York for a couple of months, we’re looking at a few hikes in the area. It’s not exactly Utah around here, but there are a couple of nice county parks with some trails so we should be able to get out a bit.
More on that later . . .