Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fly like an Eagle


So a client and I went to look at a horse...in Minneapolis (the horse actually lives in North Dakota)...however we needed to get to Minneapolis (that's Minnesota for those that are geographically impaired). My client tried all the airlines, without a non-stop flight that was resonable...I'm sorry $700ish EACH from Indy to Minneapolis is NOT reasonable. So she did the next best thing...she chartered a plane...this is the lady with connections...remember? So yesterday we flew in a Cessna 3-seater plane from our little town to Minneapolis... it was really neat, a little chilly and loud, but really neat non-the-less.
The above is me, at our fuel stop in Wisconsin...it was REALLY cold in Wisconsin!
Here's what I learned about flying in a small plane:
  • They are noisy and thank god for noise cancelling earphones!
  • The back seat is COLDDDDDDDD, I had a blanket, yeah!
  • The scenery is AMAZING.
  • Our plane was made in 1948 (so it was older than all of us! new engine though)
  • We flew 500 miles...4 hours going, 3 1/2 coming back (tailwind made the difference)
  • Going to Minneapolis we stayed around 1400 - 2000 feet, coming back we were at 11,000 feet
Here's a few pictures from our "trip" yesterday:

This above is of farm ground around Indiana/Illinois...notice how SQUARE it is?
The above is farm ground in Wisconsin...MUCH more interesting...but they are also very hilly! The reason they do this is because their soil will erode away without some creative farming. I think it looked almost elegant, it reminded me of pictures I have seen of english gardens.

And the above is the REASON we went... and yeah, she bought the horse... Jacks R Really Lucky and Janet...Jack and Janet...doesn't that have a ring to it? She's hating every minute of it, can't you tell (wink!)
I know we got her a GREAT horse, the owner was bawling, they love him so much...he's getting a great home with just as much love....1, 2, 3.....AWWWWWWWWWW LOL

2 comments:

Gaynol said...

Really great pictures! Thanks for posting and keeping us all updated!

mamichelle said...

Wow, your photos are amazing! Love that farm! It must be an artist farmer! LOL