As a child and young adult, summertime for me meant sunkissed hours perched on a tiny board as I blasted across the water behind an obliging boat. My Dad had a mission to teach water skiing to every person we ever met during the summer and first on his student list were me and my […]
The kiddie targeted tourist trap offerings of water parks and crowded boat rides in the Wisconsin Dells don’t greatly appeal to Storm. I think he partook of all he could stand of that entertainment brand on our last visit. But I need a one day break from cleaning the RV, so we strike out to […]
Even before leaving the Wisconsin Dells for Decorah, Storm and I began hunting for unusual nautical adventures. On Lake Merrimac we found a fully automated cable ferry for a unique ride across the lake. After our tranquil float on the Upper Iowa, Storm and I needed some bigger boat action so we headed east for […]
While not quite as exciting as the arrivals on Sunday, the departures on Friday can be entertaining as the controllers shoot off planes 2 at a time from each runway. Here is a sample of the hurry up and wait atmosphere of the biggest departure day at AirVenture.
From my previous posts you might begin to think that I was having so much fun at AirVenture 2016, I forgot to take many airplane pictures. Between not camping in the North 40 where I usually get a lot of photos and seeing so many wonderful old friends that I just had to talk to […]
One sad occurrence at Air Venture this year was damage sustained by the Martin Mars Water Bomber during an emergency water landing made because of a bird strike to one of their engines. We got to see them demo a water bomb run during the airshow but when we next saw the bomber, it was […]