Monday, October 11, 2010

UP UP AND AWAY!!





Today I am joining Susan

for a Great Metamorphosis Monday 
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Thanks to my precious son, I had a 
fabulous day yesterday!
Thanks to him we are going to be transformed from mere mortals to birds in flight. I hope you enjoy the ride.


My son is a (small craft airplane) pilot, owner, builder and restorer. He called me Friday and asked if I would like to go flying with him on Saturday.  My answer, of course, was YES!!

The following is an aerial tour of the area around Savannah.   

This will be our plane for the day. This is not my son's plane. He builds and flies mostly experimental aircraft. He also has a "Mooney" whatever that is.


My handsome pilot


We will be taking this trainer. The experimental plane is harder to fly, the Mooney is to large for what we want to do. He says with this "baby" he will have more time for showing me the sights.



REMOVE TIE DOWNS





A GOOD PILOT DOES A PREFLIGHT CHECK
And of course my son is a good pilot, besides his passenger is MOM



OF COURSE THERE'S THE LOG BOOK


OK! NOW WE ARE READY FOR TAKEOFF!
We are taking off from Statesboro Airport in Statesboro, Ga.

We are flying over the piney woods and fields of south Georgia
We'll be headed for the Georgia Coast and Savannah

 You can see different rivers snaking their way to the ocean


It's very overcast but you can just make out the horizon.

Here the rivers reach the marsh. Water, water everywhere.
It's high tide and the marshes are full
Notice the bridge crossing the Johnny Mercer River


Four village churches
I live on this island so I won't identify it

Now we are headed to the Savannah River


This is Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island in the Savannah River. 
It is still overcast so the colors are subdued
We are following the river to the Atlantic Ocean.


Tybee Island, Ga
Atlantic Ocean above, Savannah River below


Tybee Island lighthouse


Tybee Pier
This is where the Miley Cyrus movie
"The Last Song" was filmed
Word on the island, "She was a nice  young lady"


Well that was a short "birdseye view" of my home
We are heading back to the airport


Wasn't that a smooth landing?  It really was but he said it was rough.
He's a perfectionist like his Mom


Well. today we morphed from an earthbound mortal 
to a bird in flight!!


You may have noticed that my approach to Metamorphosis Monday is a little different.
At my tender "past middle" age I spend a lot of time observing the world about me.  Enjoying the changes of season,  people, situations, just anything.  Everything around us is constantly changing and so often we miss the miracle.  Sometimes I will have a bona fide project.
For now join and/or visit
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13 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow, what a lovely son to take you on this trip, you are very lucky,quite an experience I should think!! Have a good week, Jackie in Surrey UK.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

What fun, to get to fly with your son as pilot! Your photos are fabulous -- I feel as if I were along for the ride!

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

What a great post! My son and I are pilots too. I enjoyed the tour!!

Tamara Jansen said...

What a wonderful trip! And what a great son :)

homemakeronadime.com said...

You're living life to the fullest! Rock on :-)

Jane said...

Way cool...I love flying! Thanks for the ride; it was a blast!

Jane

Sherry said...

Oh, you have a very nice blog! I enjoyed that flight. I thought Tybee Is. would look bigger. What a neat bird's eye view. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Great post! You are so brave to go up in such a small plane! I don't think I could do that! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment!

Red Couch Recipes said...

What a beautiful flight! Wow, I am not sure I would have done that! Joni

xinex said...

Oh how fun to be flying with your son as the pilot. And what a wonderful sightseeing of the Savannah River from up there. Thanks!..Christine

Debbie said...

WOW you Rock GInger...and so does your son!!~ That looked beautiful. You must have so much fun up there.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How wonderful to have a pilot son! I love to fly, especially when you can see the ground. Thanks for taking us on your ride -- and thanks for visiting my kitchen too!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such a handsome pilot! Your photos are beautiful, and this sounds like such a wonderful mother/son adventure. laurie

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