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Jan. 11th, 2016

Coming home - El paso, house and hangar

All you really need to understand how beautiful the setting of our house is, is a couple of pictures, which I will upload, soon I promise. Its right outside Columbus, and fairly isolated.

So we arrived fairly energetic after the long loooong trip we'd had, and Dick (as Richard likes to be called) picked us up in dads pick up truck. Its a dodge Dakota, fairly depressing colour but it runs like silk.
We went to Walmart first, which to a girl like me from a messed up town, is heaven. I forget how easy it can be to shop, spending the whole year in Ushuaia. The system works, whatever you need, its there. Its a bit hard to explain how dazzling that is. And the prices are logical, best of all. (And they have berries in winter!)
After that we went to Rudy's country store and BBQ. The pork was delicious, and afterwards Dick forgot his pork in our truck. We'll probably run that over to him tomorrow. Last of all, the 60 mile drive to home, for the first time. It was long, but pretty entertaining conversation on the way.
The house is gorgeous! Its a real dump with great potential. It has a huge hangar, perfect size for dada to work, a real cool patio with a non-functional fountain. I really really really want to get it to work again. A nearly dead vine, a metal structure I plan to cover with climbing roses, and an apartment behind the hangar that we're going to start working on tomorrow. Right now I'm crashing on the couch in the house. This house is too much of a bachelor pad, and dad seems to want to keep it that way. Cant complain for now though, the couch is comfy, the kitchen is operational and the food is delicious. Actually I can complain. I'm freezing right next to the heater! Fully clothed too.

Tomorrow we're going to go shopping for the apartment, and then probably going to do some greasy mechanical work on the plane. Probably wont have much to update, but we'll be flying soon. (Crossing my fingers for Elsanna bed clothes)

Jan. 9th, 2016

First international flight

Right now I'm sitting at the airport with dad waiting to be called on a nine hour flight. Its a little stressful, I'm at serious risk of getting an economy seat *gasp* but dad got me a blue neck pillow so its all good.
We stayed at a local Buenos Aires hotel last night. It was nice, small, homey, only had four rooms and we got a wonderful home cooked meal: Lomo with creamed potatoes. There was a huge fence all around the property since we were in a real dodgy part of town, but we were only 15 minutes away from the airport by car. The people there were very nice, excellent service, and they nearly charged us 45 dollars by mistake. The only real problem was dads snoring.

Will update later on in the day ~

Nothing to report other than, Miami is boring, we crashed at a hotel with very bad air conditioning and no viable food source. The beds were comfortable though, and no we're heading out to a flight to el paso. We'll be at home in the afternoon :)

Mar. 16th, 2015

Videos!

So far I've put together two montages of our flying trips, and once I dig up the first footage I might even make one of our trip of 2013.

Anyway, the first video is of daddy flying around, Ed appears in a few clips, in the USA.
{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVkSPLJ2_3w }

This one is what you've been reading about this year. Hope you like it.
{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQoWOkWr1mY }

I'd really appreciate it, if you would pass the videos around.
Cheers!

Mar. 6th, 2015

Pictures for da da

Hey dad! Here you go, pictures of the flights around Arizona and the Sedona sunrise. Enjoy!
Also, check out my video if you like. Elsanna power!

{ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hll9YBnr248 }






















































Cheers!

Feb. 17th, 2015

16/01 - Between two states

So my sickness got in the middle of very bad weather. The day I felt too bad, the weather was okay at our current location but shaisa at our destination, but the day we did try to leave we left around midday because the weather so bad at Stephenville but sunny and nice everywhere else. Irony? I really didn't know what to think. So anyways, we finally got up in the air and it was flying very nice, boring old Texas, but then stuff happened! The nodding donkeys turned into cute little towns, and the fields into hills, and there weren't nearly as many airports as in Georgia. I really hadn't noticed how much I like mountains, hills, just everything irregular. My hometown is called Ushuaia, and mountains are my every day scenery, and yet my favorite kind apparently. So anyway, we took so long because there was ice all over the wings, and the rest of the plane but the wings are the most important it seems. So dad ended up washing the baby down with hot water so we'd eventually leave. We made a short pit stop at Andrews to refuel and use the loo, and then sped on to El Paso. Now funny thing, we left the plane at an airport inside New Mexico, but we are staying a short way away over the border in the Holiday Inn, in Texas. How crazy is that? You can just step from one state to the other, or be in both at the same time.
Anyways, will start taking pictures tomorrow, since the scenery is so much prettier now! Its basically the same as the beginning of the trip, but I can get some new angles and subjects this time. We are thinking of basing out of Benson, Arizona, and exploring grand canyon land some more. Its dads favorite part of the US as well.

Cheers!


Feb. 15th, 2015

14/02 - 15/02 - Stuck in oil/river/cow country

So the last time we flew, was amazing and so much fun. A bit exhausting once we reached the end but still amazing and I got to be pilot in command for half of it! This time however, valentines, not so much. I was fine when we set out, just felt a little feverish like a cold was starting up, but on the plane it got really bad. It felt like the snake scene from Indiana Jones was taking place in my gut, and it only got worse when we stopped for fuel just outside of Alabama. Oh and by the way, the FBO in Gulf Shores was appalling: We did not feel welcome at all, they wouldn't give us a ride to the hotel (1 mile away) until daddy made a scene as he prepared to fly away, and they refused to help tie the plane down until we asked for it explicitly. Also, they didn't so much pick us up from the hotel, as they sent a cab half an hour late. And this lack of service and friendliness cost us top dollar for the fuel. "Gulf air center, excellence defined"
We flew to Alexandria, Texas and were greeted by Million Air. It took me a good 15 minutes to walk across the airport, that must be at least 3 miles long, to find a bathroom. The employees were gracious enough to let me use their loo, drive me back to the plane, and then lend us a car to go have lunch. Million air has proved to be the nicest FBO yet, twice, since they took care of us and our plane in Tucson as well. Oh, and we bought the cheapest fuel from them on this run in and they still treated us super well.
After out little adventure, my stomach was still in the pits, so after half a sandwich we made a decision with dad to fly the last 3 hour leg anyway and reach Stepehenville, cowboy country still in Texas, that way we wouldn't get stuck in the biggest state of the US. It was a bit torturous to be sick in a plane, but the view was so amazing and dad managed to get my mind off it from time to time by letting me drive. Now its the 15th, and I'm a tad embarrassed to say that I've barely left my bed since we arrived at the hotel. Dad has been awesome, brought me chicken noodle soup and a wide array of pills. Hopefully we can have dinner without another gut attack this time. Also, the weather seems to be nice enough to let us leave tomorrow so this little episode isn't going to slow us down more than it has to.

Cheers!

Feb. 14th, 2015

13/02 - Flying!

Best pre-valentines day ever! We woke up in Stuart after coming back from Miami and basically got to the airport as quickly as dad could get me up, and hopped in the plane for Alabama. Oh, and Miami was basically three days of conferences and studying for us, and well maybe a lot of gaming for me as well. It culminated in the best nightclub experience of my life, which was basically three straight hours of dancing. Best-night-ever and Chicago themed.
So, dad taxied to the runway and then let me do the take of, taught me that rotate doesn't mean roll the plane, and basically let me be in charge of the entire flight right up to the base to final turn. I haven't the confidence to land on my own yet, but all that left my fingers devoid of blood. So cool! It was just an hour and a half more or less flying but so much more fun than being full time co-pilot. Even got me in the mood to continue my lessons in rickety Ushuaia planes, but we will see about that.
Once we got to Alabama dad bought me the first and third books of fifty shades, and I went to see the movie! SO excited, before it culminated. Worst interpretation of a lovely book I've seen so far, maybe with the exception of Eragon. But no, this was a blatant dilution of a very epic romance. Bad job universal studios, especially casting Christian.
So now we are at Gulf Shores (Alabama) getting ready to take off again, hopefully we'll arrive at Stevenville, Texas. Dad calls it the heart of cowboy country. More on that later, lots of love to Laura, Sheryll, Kim, Louise. Missing you guys! Happy valentines day!

Cheers


Swing dreeeeeess

Feb. 11th, 2015

07/02 - Disney

So we went to Disney fairly early, got there about 9:15 when everything was open but not too many persons were flooding in. We got to the magic kingdom by boat and then walked around all day doing rides and taking an insane amount of pictures. Daddy got a selfie stick for his go-pro and played with it all day long taking some very bad and very good pictures. It was nearly a perfect day, the only bad side of the day was this immense bloody crane behind Cinderellas castle and the long long lines. Around half past 3 we had to call it quits because even that little boat ride around the world with the kids singing had a 30 minute wait. We had a really good go at the grand slams before all that, we only missed the chunda mountain, as dad calls it.
















































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07/02 - Disney

So we went to Disney fairly early, got there about 9:15 when everything was open but not too many persons were flooding in. We got to the magic kingdom by boat and then walked around all day doing rides and taking an insane amount of pictures. Daddy got a selfie stick for his go-pro and played with it all day long taking some very bad and very good pictures. It was nearly a perfect day, the only bad side of the day was this immense bloody crane behind Cinderellas castle and the long long lines. Around half past 3 we had to call it quits because even that little boat ride around the world with the kids singing had a 30 minute wait. We had a really good go at the grand slams before all that, we only missed the chunda mountain, as dad calls it.
















































https://www.facebook.com/Gabita.Twist/media_set?set=a.744141975684765.1073741864.100002669073791&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/Gabita.Twist/media_set?set=a.744162572349372.1073741865.100002669073791&type=3

07/02 - Disney

So we went to Disney fairly early, got there about 9:15 when everything was open but not too many persons were flooding in. We got to the magic kingdom by boat and then walked around all day doing rides and taking an insane amount of pictures. Daddy got a selfie stick for his go-pro and played with it all day long taking some very bad and very good pictures. It was nearly a perfect day, the only bad side of the day was this immense bloody crane behind Cinderellas castle and the long long lines. Around half past 3 we had to call it quits because even that little boat ride around the world with the kids singing had a 30 minute wait. We had a really good go at the grand slams before all that, we only missed the chunda mountain, as dad calls it.














































https://www.facebook.com/Gabita.Twist/media_set?set=a.744141975684765.1073741864.100002669073791&type=3
https://www.facebook.com/Gabita.Twist/media_set?set=a.744162572349372.1073741865.100002669073791&type=3

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