Sunday, August 10, 2008

Day-tripping: Madeline Island

While I'm building my RV airplane, I still need to keep current while I fly. Most of my flying is touch and goes and some local flying. My currency with the FBO I rent from is up next week, so this weekend we decided we needed to go somewhere. Carolie, who has never flown with me for any significant amount of time, was game for a day trip up to Madeline Island on Lake Superior for lunch. So we launched around 10:30 and by a little after noon, we were walking down the road on Madeline Island heading for the ferry.

It's probably somewhat significant that as we took the ferry back to the island later, an RV-6 circled overhead. Another reason to finish up the RV airplane project -- 3.9 hours of rental : $507. Criminy.

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Related links:
  • Our trip to Madeline Island last year.
  • Sunrise on Lake Superior.
  • 1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    You gotta go back on Aug 22 or 23 to catch the Dick Solberg & Sun Mountain Band ( One of the great all-time party bands, made even more special by the surroundings (although I've never seen them perform there, my schedule has never allowed it).