The view out the upstairs window over the hanger shows some of the vintage aircraft in the hanger. Many of these are still flying. The tiger moth and the Stinson with an Avro Ansen in the background
My friend John McNarry who is the president of the Museum board, as well as the Ground man for all of the aircraft, did a good job telling us a lot about the museum and the aircraft. As it turned out the winds were high enough that the pilots didn't feel comfortable exposing the lighter aircraft to those gusty winds, so there was no flying.
Next up was the Cornell. This is the aircraft I flew in with Peter Moody a few years ago when we did a flyby for the Rivers Homecoming Celebration. Peter even let me have the stick for a bit so I got to feel what those young airmen felt like when they were training for war. Its almost a little humbling.
Next was the roaring Harvard. This aircraft is special to me because I flew in one a few times when I lived in Alberta and Dalton Deedrick would do aerobatics over Lacombe every Sunday morning and I had the pleasure of doing a few loops and rolls with him. Even a hammerhead stall and that is something to do in a powerful machine like the Harvard. Glad I had the opportunity to experience that.
Last but not least was the T28 Trojan which is a privately owned aircraft. I know nothing about them except that they are beastly powerful and have a neat rumble to them as they taxi. John McNarry directed him into the right spot.
We had quite a few picnic lunches at CJ's while our "Merican" friends were around. Pat and Harold were the tour guides and took them on some pretty neat adventures. Hutterite Colonies, Breweries, Lily Fields and some drives in the country. Thanks guys for entertaining while we were working the shack.
We found out that Ed has an awesome talent as an ice cream pail emptier!!! There is always some left in there and he obliged a few times.
This week we got to have our grandson Silas spend some time with us. He and Grace are best friends and spent the whole two days together. It was fun watching them interact. We don't get to spend much time with Silas so we loved having this opportunity.
|They did have the odd ice cream|
And we made it home in time for Ed's nap in the sun. Lessie was busy working in the kitchen and didn't get a nap. These two have been a huge help to us around the shack always helping where they can.
|Making Mozza sticks from scratch|
|A Donny Burger|
|Caramel Funnel Cake|
We have been getting a bit of rain here regularly so the country is a lush green. We love this time of year when everything looks so alive. Here is the view from our window looking down the road to the lake.