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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rebuild, Rebirth, Repeat...!!

Hey Lu Lu Bell...we are watching the game apart... But always together ...!!!! The video is Steve Gleason's love letter to New Orleans...10 yrs after Katrina...he blocked the punt... In the first game in the Superdome aftef Katrina ...BEAUTIFUL ...!!! He suffers now with ALS...will bring tears ...http://youtu.be/eyeQjSNmLJg.                  

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Captain Doug's Weather......♥ A flight to remembeer.......♥


Just received an email from Paul Daniel.......saying that our friend, Captain Doug....who's blog brought us all together..many years ago....well anyway....his weather book is FINALLY(lol) written and can be found on the link Paul Daniel was kind enough to send....                                                 https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Canadian+Aviation+weather&type=.

"Canadian Aviation Weather"....Meteorology is at the top of the list as far as pilot "must-knows." Pilots not only have to know the intricacies of weather, but must understand weather to survive. This book will take any student, or seasoned pilot, from the basics of the atmosphere's composition to the topic of space weather. It's 32 chapters on the "A to Z" of aviation weather for Canadian pilots, and for others affiliated with the dynamic world of aviation weather!...GREAT JOB CAPTAIN DOUG.....!!!





Its Sunday.....sitting....at my table listening to live ATC (NY JFK Tower)....hadn't done that in a while, probably since before my trip...I've had a couple of weeks to reflect on my trip to Ottawa...seeing GG and her family was so Wonderful.....her beautiful children..........I LOVE those 'Badeggs'.....I feel so privileged to be a part of their lives......!!
Meeting a brother and his family... I never knew I had.......is quite the 'Life event'...
It goes without saying that Ottawa Canada......where my family and friends live......is a place I can call home....especially in the heart........Lucky me...!!

below.......Finally (i know...i know)...are some pictures from that weekend........


before take off from MSY .....the beautiful wing on the 737-800 with the "Split Scimitar Winglets".....the picture does no justice.....that thing was huge.......!!!


See I told ya............HUGE.........!!!

What wasn't huge was the 'Claustrophobic' feeling I got when I sat in my seat...OMG they have taken all "THAT"  room and put it where those who want to pay an extra $30.00 .....!!!!!!
Below my take off from MSY...........from R1......to the North and over Lake Pontchartrain.........my next stop ORD..........


taken half way to O'Hare......The 'Magic' of Flight.........♥


Below the approach into O'Hare.......its a bit long......getting in line and waiting your turn to land at that crazy busy airport takes plenty of time............love the turns especially ....I know I posted this video already......but it deserves a rerun.....for Nutcase Aviation Geeks.......♥





After landing at O'Hare...........

as we were taxing......it was so Amazing seeing all the International Tail "Eye Candy".......first time I had seen many of these Intr'l carriers for real.......I was so damn EXCITED...!!!YEA.........I DON'T GET OUT MUCH......:/
short video I took.....of those 'BIG BOY' Tails............♥


O'Hare is Huge.......good thing I left myself over an hour to connect.....I was sprinting to my gate 2 concourses  down......but in between I took this pretty picture....♥

It was at O'Hare that I was close enough to see from the gate windows..  those huge 747's take off and land......OMG.....not one person out of the thousands .........could have cared less .........I was at the window.......in the hot sun...watching.......trying not to look obvious .......That was a VERY BIG DEAL TO ME........!!!!!I didn't record............instead just enjoyed the moments ......watching.....


 
boarded ......from my seat on the ERJ 170.....cute little wing.....I had SO MUCH more room in this plane than the 737.....'leg room' or lack of........is Big Business to Airlines these days......for sure for sure.......I was so excited I was just an hour or two from my family in Ottawa....now...time for a glass of wine and count my blessings......♥


 below is my take off from ORD......





hope not boring...............below my landing into YOW......as the sun was setting..........So Beautiful.....I was so DAMN NERVOUS....!!!!



Pulling up to the gate at YOW...........the sunset so Beautiful.........signals a new beginning for our family..........now lets get through 'Customs'...........ok jeezus whats my name..............YIKES.........

Before I got up from my seat............A lovely sign of things to come................I thought...!!!

After 'Customs' and getting luggage.......I walked out.........GG.....wasn't there.....instead meeting me at the hotel........little later.......me and my brother(Jim)........25 years looking.....and the his hug........was so fabulous.......OMG..........FAMILY...........!!!




later at the hotel........GG......took this of me and brother Jim and Violeta.........Jim's brother's daughter..........she was so Lovely......!!!  


A 'Toast' from my HQ4EVER..........later after Jim went home........GG and I in the hotel room.......we pulled the couch up to the window............just like years before, just like 10 months ago when Bas Man was here.....we listened to live YOW ATC.......watched the planes come and go.......as the almost blue moon rose....We toasted .....to life, love, the sky..........and to family........♥

I'll reluctantly stop here.......will continue the story.......with mini posts in between........this week............thank you.........if you are here at the end..........I really appreciate it........My ♥ to all of you.....I'm very tired right now.........I always said, "I'll sleep when I'm dead".........think I'll take a nap right now..........C Ya Soon.....Peeps...!!












Friday, August 21, 2015

Wanna spot the ISS from your backyard...???!!!!

Here's the NASA link to register...I've seen many times.. It's very bright .. As it passes your sky it will fade.. Not like a planes that you can see until it's too far away...to see... REALLY COOL...!! http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

Sunday, August 16, 2015

'Life'....the gift of.......♥




Well a member of the Aviation Appreciation Society(Worldwide) hit the 'High'way this week.........with Bas Man flying to Greece yesterday with his family.......Well LA TI DA.......here the lovely trail he blazed on that 737-8K2............Have a wonderful time Bas..........and family......here's a screen shot of the line they drew......
 Not too shabby .....Its been quite a wild couple of months.....finding out about a brother I never knew I had.....the fact that he named his daughter 'Julie Elizabeth'....my name is Julie and my/our sister's name is Elizabeth..kinda freeky........
..A friend of mine........who's father in law past away day before yesterday....so I went to visit her today.......to give comfort.....and to catch up.....its times like this when a death has to remind us of the most wonderful gift........ever given ...........'LIFE'..here are a couple words I shared with GG....today as I thought about 'Life'..and why in the hell its only valuable when the gift no longer belongs to someone who has died........someone we cared for............

" Life is to be lived .. But few do really .. The day to day grind sees to it .. Maybe that is 'living' .... and what we think we're missing out on...is  always gonna be there .. Because if we get what it is we think we don't have .. We'll just want something else !!!??.
I want to live in the moment......and not take things for granted.......crazy that a death in the family .....or a rebirth so to speak........my brother finding me after looking for 25 years......when I met him .......the first hug....well it was as if the 63 years he has lived and the 56 yrs for me........never existed....that there was really no separation.....
Spending the day with Steph today.......after loosing her father in law.....funny...his great granddaughter.....told her Mother on Friday (the day he died) after she got home from school..........that she knew her Great Grandfather had died, that he came to her in spirit....told her she was going to be OK>....(her exact words) she said it was her new Great Grandfather, becuase she said he was young.....(I think according to the Catholic religon when you go to Heaven you go as a child or young...don't quote me on that)......anyway thats very wild........because she didn't even know.......he was in hospital.....I choose to believe the mystery and the magic of that.........not to just brush it off as coincidence....
Its been a long day.......and I spent the whole day there with her family....

..'Life'.....Its worth living and loving..........!!!!!!!!!.

I've fallen behind on so many things........why is it when good things happen....it can send you into a tailspin.......I'm fighting shutting my self off to the world.......just like today....was such a good day.......and I can dish out the advice............but taking it........getting my ass in gear is taking a bit of work....its almost 6 am.....I'll close out.....get a couple hours sleep......
I have so many vids from when I flew to Canada.......I promise to post.......I know and I can hear GG.....YADA YADA .....LOL.......
We did get one f*cking fabulous video of the Fed Ex........plane at the spot in Ottawa...for now..........here the video of my landing in Chicago......its long but damn its worth it.....we banked.........what seemed like 2 circles on approach into ORD..........

..Enjoy........Talk soon........sorry about the pity party.........I just wanted to say a few things..........Love Love Ya'll.......I'm going to post without proofread......hey ain't those more fun.......haha

 



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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ottawa bound today

Well I'm off this morning, flying to Ottawa to visit GG and meet a half brother I never knew I had..he searched for me for 25 yrs...I'm still very shocked by it all.... I'm flying United Flt# 1919, MSY-ORD....then United Flt# 6365, ORD-YOW...landing tonite...I'm very nervous ... But I think a good kind of nervous...I'm very Blessed.. That I know is a fact ...so off I go..See ya soon.. GG and Jim...I'll post pics....of the no less than a zillion I'll take from my window seat no doubt .. Thanks Peeps, for sticking with me ..my <3 ... Talk soon...