The option to fly or drive home

How many times have you been really up against the wall – wanting to get home for something special but not knowing how you can possibly pull it off?  Despite all your good planning, it looks like you are going to be hopelessly late or maybe miss the family party or celebration entirely.  You are…

Say goodbye to the $100 Burger!

Many of you know about the reality TV show “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” in which people go to great lengths to find the best burger, the best pizza, or the best tacos.  You choose your poison! Well, aviation has it’s own version and it’s called the $100 Burger.  General aviation aircraft owners have long…

Circular rainbows

I’ve always liked rainbows and they’ve never failed to put a big smile on my face. It’s kind of like getting a surprise gift from Mother Nature. (But even as a child I never believed the pot of gold stories.) Well, a few months ago my husband was flying us from Northern California to Central…

Making weekend trips into day trips

I’ve been thinking about the many times I’ve wanted to go somewhere on the weekend, but didn’t because it would take the entire weekend to drive there and back.  I love places like the coast and sailing, horse racing and air races.  However, after working all week, the only time I have to get things…