Saturday, March 08, 2008

Airplane Adventures

My friend, Fabian Gomez, a pilot for United, took me up in a small airplane in December. What a fun time! I had never been in a small airplane before so this was definitely a real treat! We got in the plane in Auburn, Wa. and on our way up to Friday Harbor, we flew over Bremerton, Silverdale, and Poulsbo. It was great to see all of that from the air up close. As we flew over Silverdale, I called Geña on the cell phone and I could hear Rebecka say, "I see you papi, I see you!" That was probably the highlight of the whole trip--hearing Rebecka say that. As we approached the San Juan Islands, Fabian gave me the controls and coached me a little on how to fly the plane. I was flying it!!! That was definitely a lot of fun! In Friday Harbor, we had an early dinner and on our way back to Auburn, we flew over the Puget Sound and we got to see the beautiful Seattle lights at night. What a fun time!! Thanks, Fabian.

Here are some pictures (stills of video) of a few things we saw:

This is Fabian getting the plane ready.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Downtown Silverdale

Downtown Poulsbo

Aireal view of Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo

Hood Canal Bridge

Friday Harbor Airport getting ready to head back.

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