Thursday, October 22, 2009

An amazing day in the air!

Well Lora is almost home from the Grand Canyon. Ruby and I have survived! The house is still standing! The cat is alive! Etc. Actually it's been a lot of fun but quite tiring.

I flew from East to West.

Since I've been stuck on the ground I thought I would post an image or two of a recent flight. It was amazing. I flew along Lake Tahoe for over an hour and ended up flying 15 miles or so. I reached 14,900ft. The really cool thing was that I landed a block from the house we were spending the night at for the evening. I actually flew to a friend's house. WAY COOL!

Words can't describe it. The views of Lake Tahoe were breathtaking. Can't wait for summer to return with the thermals.

If you want to see the stats on the flight you can click below. It allows you to zoom in and even view it in Google Earth. Just so you know I was using a GPS to track the flight.

The flight


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Weekend Getaway

Last weekend the three of us loaded up the van and drove 4 hours south down to Bishop, CA for a little relaxing weekend. We had the general idea of doing some flying but as is normal with this sport the weather didn't cooperate with us. We ended up doing some climbing in the Owens River Gorge on Saturday. It was great hanging out at the cliff with Ruby. We climbed with a great couple which let Lora and I take turns with Ruby at the base. Lora surprised herself by getting up two difficult climbs. She's still got it!

Our trusty Gumby van.
On Saturday evening we watched the sunset while soaking in a great little hot spring as a family. Don't we look like a happy family?

No words to describe how cute this one is!

The evenings were a bit chilly and here we are getting ready to read a story before bed. Ruby did pretty well. Although on Sunday we had our first experience with vomiting baby.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Still cute

Last night we had a new friend take pictures of Ruby. She wanted practice at taking infant photos. Here are a couple of them.

Just to show that although she smiles most of the time she does get fussy.