Thursday, December 31, 2009
Finished off the last few days of the year with fantastic flights, crowded beaches and close friends. We BBQ'd with Curt and Lou, swam at Coogee with the Canungra boys and then partied with some Americans, Irish, Kiwis, Brits and Aussies. Couldn't ask for a more perfect end of the year. Today we make the drive to Forbes!
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Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Perhaps they issued a few too many visas to Brits this season in Sydney, because it's been raining for several days :-) Anyway, it's still lovely and warm here. The flight over from San Francisco was the easiest Oz flight ever for me, thanks in part to my "upgrade pack" that didn't get me into business class, but definitely got me some royal treatment. I left the plane with more bottles of wine than I could carry and a whole crew of very happy flight attendants. I won't forget that trick anytime soon!
We headed out to Cronulla yesterday for some playing around on the beach with the Malibu's. Apparently my brain didn't arrive with the rest of me yesterday, so I thought it best not to fly (I'm regretting that decision now as today is much rainier than yesterday). But, I'm hoping for its arrival soon and maybe the skies will clear for another chance to Malibu today.
Kathryn is amazing on the sand dunes...I suspect she may have been a seagull in a former life. Needless to say, I'm envious! The most I could do was basebar around on the top of the dune for a bit.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Steve (Mr. Flytec) and Bob (the "awesome" one) invited me to come down to the Florida Ridge with them this weekend. They were putting on a parachute clinic. I went along for the ride even though the weather wasn't looking the best. We had solid overcast and warm rain on Saturday, but today was gorgeous. It felt so much like a good spring day with cloudbase at 4500 ft and 85 degree temps on the ground. I had a great little flight chasing Derreck Turner all over the place - well, trying anyway ;-)
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