Progress report on the grass-strip tour

Discussion in 'Cool Places to Fly' started by Diana, May 4, 2007.

  1. stingray

    stingray Line Up and Wait

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    That is where I bought my Cougar last summer that I am redoing. It was orange and in one of the back hangers.

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  2. Bob Bement

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    Diana--- I finally took time to sit and read your entire trip thread. I was away from the computer for a long time there so I couldn't follow along. I am glad to read that one of your highlites was the stop at Grimes, Bethel, Pa. I had visited there with my brother in law that lives a few miles south. What a trip and we all enjoyed it right along with you. Thanks Bob
     
  3. Diana

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    I think that Grimes was one of the airfields that you suggested. Quite a place! I wish there would have been more time to hang out there.

    Bob, what a nice thing to say. :) Actually, the trip was so much more special because of my friends here, not only those that put me up (put up with me), but those of you who provided moral support on the forum and via emails. You guys rock!!!!! :yes:
     
  4. Bob Bement

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    Now when are you planning the Western swing of all grass strips. I would love to have you stop in Vale and visit. We don't have grass but we have a good gravel strip. We also have about 26 great building size murals to see most on the Oregon Trail theme. This is one of them that is on the side of the Luthern Church. Snake River Crossing.
     

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    Well, Bob, probably not for awhile. Although we ARE planning to fly the Citabria to California in May. I posted about it here.
     
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    The latest development...EAA has asked me to be a forum presenter at Oshkosh this year to talk about the grass-strip tour. :eek: :eek: :eek: Sooooo, I'll be talking about you guys. :) It would be nice to see some of you there for moral support, just like when you were with me on the trip. :yes:
     
  7. TeenDoc

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    I'll be there for sure. I wouldn't miss those stories for anything in the world :yes:, particularly the Kingston, New York one! :hairraise: or the Trunk Monkeys day. I had the most fun in a long time. See you in Gastons!

    Congratulations! :cheerswine:
     
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    I'll be there! just tell us when!
     
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    So does that mean that they'llbe putting you up in a real building, and you won't be camping in the nort' 40. ?? :dunno::no: :wineglass:
     
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    Are you gonna get any where close to Minesota don't ya know?????

    Some friends visited are grass strip Sunday evening in there gcbc, you are more than welcome. Kind of cool when you go off the se end it drops down about 120' into a valley. YYYYYYYYIIIIIIPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!
     
  11. Diana

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    Thanks Gil! :) No, I probably won't mention New York. :no:

    The Trunk Monkey tour of PA was a blast!

    Will do! They haven't given me any specifics yet.

    Hahahahahahaha. No real building for me! :no: Just the usual sweating, freezing, group showers, riding a Goodwill kid's bike, sloshing through the water in the rain, etc. just like everyone else. :D Except I'll probably have to tote more stuff this time.
     
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    Thanks for the invitation Willie! If I ever make it up that way, I'll give you a holler. :)
     
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    I had time today at lunch to read the whole thread.....wow Diane you should be really proud of yourself, what a trip!!!! All the people wishing you well is another big wow!!!!! I think you are carring the torch for alot of us that wish we were with you. If you get a moment when your up there......look off to your right and left and just picture all us up there flying along side you.... now wouldn't that be something!!!!

    Good Luck the rest of the way, will be watching the rest of the story.

    Willie:cheerswine:
     
  14. Diana

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    It WAS a great trip Willie. :yes: The sense of freedom to enjoy that kind of flying around our beautiful country was quite exhilarating. And the friendly and helpful people were a bonus.

    The people here are incredible. :yes: I really, really appreciate them. :yes: