Wow long time no post.

June 19, 2009

Wow it has been a long time since I posted anything here. How am I going to get anyone to donate if they dont have anything to read.

So whats new. Work is really slow we have laid off alot of people. I really hope the econmy picks up soon. I have been working to jobs to try and save money. Not much time to fly or post if I am working all the time.

I joined a new flying club to save some money on the rental. Since buying a plane does not seem to be in my near future. So now I am back to flying Cessna 172’s. Nothing wrong with the Cessna 172 but I like the wider cabin in the Muskateers. Plu I think low wings look nicer than high wings. High/low wing seems to be a personal choice.

I would post how much money I have donated so far but that would just make you laugh at me.  Ok here is the running total of what I have had donated $00.00

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Movie Reviews

February 21, 2009

Lets see what to talk about today?

Flying: While havent done much of that. It has been COLD here. Really dont like fling when it is below 0F.

 Politics: I could complain about how with Pres. Obama new home bail out I get to pay for my neighbers house. Al because he bought a bigger house than he needed or could aford. Plus he is sitting on his but not looking for a job becuase they just extended unemployement.

My goal to buy a plane: So ar none feels bad enough to sned me any money. But here it is me trying again click to donate

Movies: Saw a couple of good movies so it sounds good.

  • Taken: Over all a good movie. The shoot outs are a little over the top. Amazing how with every one shooting noone shooting can hit any thing. Other than the start of the show of course.
  • Gran Torino: A very good movie. Dont want to wreck the movie so not much to say. I would like to have seen subtitles every time the old woman talked it might have been good.

Vacation Update

December 11, 2008

Sorry for the delay in the update been busy.

Flew out early Thursday (Thanksgiving).  Spent some time walking around looking at the sights. Then Thursday night went up to the room to clean up and change for our 8PM reservations at the Gourmet Room.

The restaurant had our table ready when we got there. We both ordered the Thanksgiving Special. Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potato’s. My wife got the pumpkin soup. I was not as brave and just got a salad. The pumpkin soup was served in a little pumpkin (real). I tried and wished I was brave it was very good. My salad was a salad not much to say about it. The Turkey was good the dressing was very good it had something in it that I thought was weird when I first saw it. I was wrong it did add to the dressing. I can not remember what it was. That is what I get for taking so long to update.

After dinner we were both full but the meal came with a desert. My wife got the Cashew pie I got the pumpkin we took it to go. We did eat then later that night both pies were great.

As for the GourmetRoom the service was great, prices were on the high end. We most likely will not go there again. They are mostly a French restaurant and most of the menu really did not thrill us. We may go there again next Thanksgiving if we go to Laughlin again.  I would recommend the restaurant to any one that likes French foods.

We did decided to rent a car and drive to Vegas to see Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden.  We got there late in the day. The factory was closed and really did not look like much to see.  The cactus garden was good. When we got there we went through the cactus garden first before it got dark. Then went to the factory and bought some chocolate.  It was dark outside and they had Christmas lights on the cactus so we walked through it again. I t was cool to see the lights.  I would recommend the Cactus garden if you are in the area.

Not much exciting happend the rest of the weekend. Untill we went to fly home.

Sunday we checked out of our rooms and brought our luggage down to the bus to the airport. Our plane should leave at 5PM  We were then told the airplane was delayed 2 hours. We could put the luggage on the buss and it would be locked up.  So we went and had something small to eat not real hunger but figured we should eat a little. After 2 hours went back and now the plane was delayed another 1/2 hour. So we walked around some more. Came back and longer delay. This went on for quite some time. Then at 9 they told use they would give us rooms and a free buffet. The plane would be leaving at 2 AM. To check in at 10PM  just to make sure nothing changes. We went to the buffet but we werent real hungry. It was free so why not.  At 10 check and now they are telling us we need to goto the airport. The security closes at the airport and 11PM and if we not get there we will not be able to get on the plane. So onto the bus and then sit at the airport until 2AM.

I really do not blame Riverside for the plane issue. They could only tell us what the airlines told them. Riverside was trying to keep everyone happy. Plus I would rather sit at the casino then the airport. They really did not know about the security closing until someone at the airport told them. 

I also do not blame the airline this happens they do there best. I have had this happen before and will probably have it happen again.

Over all a good vacation. I did not win but really did not lose either.

See this is why I need a plane. If I had my own plane I would not had to sit around the airport waiting. I could just leave when I was ready.

Thanksgiving plans

November 26, 2008

Nothing to do with flying or why I want a plane but I figured I had to post something to keep people interested.
For those of you not from USA. Thanksgiving is a Holiday were us overweight Americans gorge our self’s on Turkey and other foods. Then sit around talking about how we eat way too much.
Since our kids are grown and have their own families my wife and I have going away for the 4 day weekend. For the last few years we have been going to Laughlin Nevada. For those that do not now Laughlin is a smaller version of Las Vegas. It is also a much older crowd. Vegas if for young people Laughlin is for us older one.
We fly out (see a little about flying) on Thanksgiving day (cheaper flight) and return Sunday staying at the Riverside. This year we are going to The Gourmet Room at the Riverside for Thanksgiving dinner. This is the first time we will be going to the Gourmet Room. It seems to have good reviews on line.
Since I will be in a gambling town maybe I will be changing this page from I want a plane to I bought a plane. Very sure this won’t happen because I am not a big gambler. Hard to win big when you are betting small.

Winter is here

November 24, 2008

Well winter is here. This weekend I had to officially put my money and fuel saving scooter away for winter. Now I am back to driving my car. But the good news is I did help the economy a few months ago. I bought a new American built car. This is one from the “Big 3” I did save money on it because I bought the car when gas was close to $4.00. Since it is a big American car it they could not sell them because people want small fuel econmy cars. I figure since my scooter get 60 MPG and I only drive 10 miles to work I could handle a big car that rode nice.

Update

November 10, 2008

143 views busiest day was 19 veiws.  I updated the about me page per requests.

I will be posting some picture taken from the plane next time I am flying.  And stories about my flights some current and past. I added a Page about my T-6 flight in Florida.

Any other comments or suggestion are welcome.

Almost Donation Today

November 5, 2008

I almost had a $5.00 donation today but my honesty kept me from it.
I went out for lunch to a fast food place today. The total cost was $5.65. I grab $.75 from my pocket and place it on the counter. The casher grabs it and gives me back $.10. I then had her a 5 bill. She looks at be confused and asked if I wanted change or something. I told her the total was $5.65 and I only gave you $.75. She thanked me and took my money.
So I dont have any more money for my plane but I do feel good about myself.

Time to VOTE

November 3, 2008

If you live in U.S.A. dont forget to vote. If you dont vote you have no right to complain about the goverment. Also if you dont vote I wont let you donate to my plane fund. Plus free coffee at Starbucks and free ice cream at Ben & Jerrys.
You know no matter who wins there will still be things to complain about.

Then comes one of the best time of the year. Election is over and no more adds. Man I am getting sick of adds.

Update

November 3, 2008

Im up to 94 view still need more. A total of $0 donated and 1 comment.
The comment was on my one political post. Maybe I sould switch to political posting. Thanks Joe for you comment. You can view his page here http://thejoereview.com/category/politics/

I did get to go flying the other day/night. I went up before night and just flew around. I did a few steep turns and turns around a point. Then I went back to the airport for landings. Did a few night landings. Total time of flight .8 so not much time

Spread the Wealth

October 29, 2008

For all you Obama supporters here is you chance to spread the wealth.

Click here to spread the wealth via paypal

 I can assure you I make less than $250,000 a year. Or as Biden said less than $150,000 a year.