At least there's light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccines, I know 2 first responders who have already gotten their 1st dose. That's promising, it was months before I knew anyone who actually got COVID. Usually I'm by the water somewhere writing out my NY goals, a little reluctant to do that. … Continue reading Happy New Year!!
If it weren't for this pending check ride it might just be the end of me. You'd think Christmas would keep me busy but I'm not on top of it. I won't go into stores and the things I ordered on-line are delayed until the end of January. We might just have a dinner here … Continue reading Flying & Studying
To 5.8 since another birthday rolled around. Despite COVID and the elections, it was a great bday weekend with clear skies and nice outdoor dining weather. I flew to Monterey for lunch, it almost seemed like 2019 again? Then the Honey Boo Boo elections struck this week with HBB type tantrums to follow. It's not … Continue reading I’ve upgraded
Private Pilot Instrument rating (IFR) training for an older female pilot during COVID.
My mom is fine, we got out a little just to get her out of the house she's been locked into for the past 2 mos. with this squirrel as her BFF. The grocery stores have calmed down, the beaches are still all closed. It was Cinco de Mayo when I flew down there, was … Continue reading Day 54: Mom’s OK
Perfect flying day, it was now or never to fly down to L.A. solo. I kept checking the forecast for Friday and it kept switching up on me from sunny to cloudy. This beach fog is impossible to time, it'll be a few sunny days and then fog forevermore. It's easier to visually time it … Continue reading Day 50: In L.A., @ my mom’s
Getting a little worried that there was no plan until after the elections in November the way things are going They alerted us that shelter in place was until the end of May now, then last night they laid out a plan in 4 stages. I'll admit to completely freaking out when they said the … Continue reading Day 44: California has a plan!!
Spent more time flying last week than doing anything else, it was fun to go up just on a whim, also felt like I was pushing my luck a little on the flying side of things. I'm in a partnership plane, last week I was a passenger taking pictures with 2 of the partners and … Continue reading California Week
The final day in Bend was spent leisurely going downtown for one last time, grabbing lunch/latte before heading out to Fly & Field Outfitters store for an afternoon sesh. The forecast for flying back was good, on Thursday there were still quite a few ominous clouds I was a little worried about. My mind in … Continue reading Fly fishing & the flight home
Honestly, there was a point where I was ready to just hop in the car and drive the 8 hours thinking it wasn't going to happen! I gave myself plenty of time to do that, the hotel was pre-paid, there's always a Plan B. Plenty of sleep the night before, had breakfast then threw some … Continue reading The flight – Bay Area to Bend, Oregon