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It's time to go home. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
It's time to go home.
I'm running out of vacation enthusiasm.

We got two dive trips in, but the shop we're diving with doesn't have a camera for rent, so no pictures. We finally got to the beach, but it was too cold to enjoy the water.

Yesterday, I flew to Pensacola to see my mother and brother. Thanksgiving dinner in the school cafeteria (yay for turkey roll) followed by the college production of The Mikado (yay for Gilbert and Sulliven).

The twin was acting up on taxi - kicking around like I was taxiing over really rough ground even on perfectly smooth concrete. It seemed to smooth out at higher speeds, so I flew it anyway. When I got to Pensacola, I went over the gear, but it all looked fine. I called Michael, who thought the FBO we'd parked at might have exceeded the steering limits on the nosewheel and bent something.

So I flew it back this morning. He met me at Destin, and discovered what I'd missed - the shimmy dampener on the nosewheel was wiggling freely, despite still being bolted and cotter-pinned down. One of the main tires needs changing anyway, so we'll jack it up when we get home and fix both at the same time.

Tomorrow, we pack up in the morning, check out of the hotel by 10, load the plane, then head off for windsurfing lessons at 11, then head back to Houston.

Last year, we took up scuba. This year, I got my motorcycle license. I'm thinking windsurfing or kitesurfing is for next year.

It'll be good to be home.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: November 26th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
How about hang gliding as a new thing to take up? I'm seriously thinking of looking into that (admittedly, we have a better supply of hills to launch off here, but I think somewhere in Houston aerotows hang gliders with an ultralight).
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