We purchased a loft in Saco! It’s in an old shoe factory in essentially the same neighborhood where we’ve lived since moving to Maine in 2007. The girls can still walk to Thornton Academy and the grocery store or access the Eastern Trail on their bicycles. We’re on the fourth floor and the building is […]
This afternoon I visited the Saco Heath Preserve to get some fresh air, take a few pictures, and make my daily diary video for Kirsten. I was there quite a while closely examining the flora and fauna along the boardwalk and in the woods. It was fun to use the macro lens for my iPhone […]
This afternoon I took Kirsten, Hayley, and Jenna flying. I preflighted the plane at the Portland International Jetport (KPWM). Just after my run-up and taking runway two-niner for departure, I texted Kirsten to leave for Biddeford (B19). When I got to Biddeford I did my requisite three landings before taxiing to the ramp (I hadn’t […]
Skye and I have been talking about and anticipating flying together for a long time. We tried and failed earlier this year in Sanford. Today, it finally happened. And she didn’t puke (she’s emetophobic). In fact, I’d say she’s the most accurate non-pilot copilot I’ve ever flown with. After I explained the instruments of the […]
This was a beautiful morning for some local flying. The window of VFR conditions was short, but ideal: ceilings were forecast to be an untouchable 20,000 MSL (FL200) and virtually no wind. Apparently I wasn’t the only pilot who intended to take advantage of the brief window between long stretches of IMC conditions, as both […]
We haven’t gotten out as a family as much as we’d like or have in the past and I’ve really been itching to do something about that. So, last week I announced to the girls that I was taking them on a day trip to Acadia. Unfortunately, Kirsten was working, but if we waited until […]
Yesterday I took the girls to the Saco Heath so Skye could photograph fungi for her summer science project. The trail and boardwalk improvements are very nice, but they’re only completed up to the bog. The boardwalk beyond that point is impassable. We had a great time being in nature.
I hadn’t seen my buddy Kerry since February! This is totally unacceptable. Today we finally met up for a photo walk and talk, and had a great time. We took the ferry to Peaks Island where we walked around for a couple hours before heading back to Portland. Back on the mainland, we had a […]