Friday, October 26, 2007
The last time I flew was in early June, before Peter was born, and lately I've been getting the itch to get back in the air. Well, through a series of interesting events, the place where I fly has recently acquired two (almost) new planes... ones that I've really been wanting to learn to fly. Long story short, I'm gonna be getting back in the air sometime in the next couple of weeks or so, and can't wait. I'll probably need about 5 hours of instruction to get current again, but it will be well worth it.
On a strange side note, a plane crashed last night on approach into Chandler Airport, where I fly. No one killed, but some injuries. Looks like they were approaching a little too low from what I can tell. Here's the story.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Last Saturday was the 20th reunion for the Highland High Class of 1987. After much teeth pulling and coercion from her family, April agreed to go. While I can't say that we had a "blast," it truly was a great time catching up with old friends. Out of our group of 9 close friends, 8 of us made it. Probably one of the coolest things was to see Travis Purser come. None of us had had any contact with him since freshman year of college. I was randomly doing a Linked In search and found him. When he heard who all was coming to the reunion, he decided to drive over the hill from L.A. and be a part of it. For April and I, it was the first time we left Peter as long as we did. Aunt Sara kept an eye on him while we headed out. For us, it was worth the whole thing just to have 2 hours in the car each way to and from Bakersfield just to hang out and talk about life. (Sorry Peter, we actually have a part of life that doesn't just revolve around you.) All in all, we had a great time at the reunion. April got to meet my close friends from high school, and I was truly reminded of how grateful I am for having had such a quality group of friends for those four years. Within the next two years, we'll all turn 40. I don't even know what to do with that.