Normally I would be up at the Red Hills Fly In camping with some old friends. But my back surgery has me sticking to my nice soft mattress rather than sleeping on on the ground in a tent! But Cristy and I did decided to go up and spend Saturday with all our intrepid pilot friends. The fly in is usually held over Memorial Day weekend, however the weather last week (which was Memorial Day) was calling for scattered rain showers which makes for a muddy sticky runway. So we postponed until this weekend.
Cristy and I made the one hour drive in my truck up to Jack and Myrna Moyle’s airstrip in the Red Hills. Truth be told it’s actually quicker to drive up than to fly. If we flew, it would be a half hour drive to the airport, half hour to get the airplane ready, and a half hour to fly there. Driving… is… quicker. But most other pilots come from much farther away so travelling by airplane is the way to go. Plus, it’s an airstrip. Who want’s to drive all that way to an airstrip?!
We arrived at about 10:30am and greeted our old friends. Most of the day was spent sitting around talking and snacking. It was PERFECT weather to enjoy sitting under the trees watching the airplanes land and take off.
The funnest part of the entire day is just catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. We really enjoyed our afternoon at Jack and Myrna’s and we will definitely be back to spend the night which we unfortunately could not this time. Just love those folks!
Here are a few pictures to enjoy.