S: Utah, June 2012
FC: UTAH with Tom and Margie Lawson June 1-4
1: We start out with lunch | at Ole's Big Game restaurant in Paxton
3: Tom explains safety with his shirt, and the controls as he lifts off. Rich listens closely as we fly.
5: There are some storms in evidence, and we learn about virga. Tom keeps our ride pretty smooth.
7: We fly over Lake Powell
9: A stop in Cedar City where a loaner car with no door handles takes us to BBQ
10: And we're off again
17: Bryce Canyon
21: We land in Moab
23: The bus ride and the raft provide glorious scenery
27: Adam, our river guide | Anna our rower, Rich, Adam | Our raft | Putting in
29: Scooby Doo formation
31: Exclusive resort where Will Smith and his son were staying while filming with the director of Sixth Sense. Magpie, whom we called General as instructed in G.B. when there was a single magpie. "One is for sorrow; two is for joy; Three's for a girl; four is a boy; Five is for silver; Six is for gold'; Seven's a story will never be told."
38: Crocodile formation Moab for dinner at Zax where Margie deep edits Jeanne's WIP. Brilliant!
39: We leave Moab and head for
44: We stop in Grand Junction to refuel and check the weather. Uh-oh. A line of storms covers our path. So we stay in Grand Junction Sunday night. Dinner at Applebee's. Rooms at the Hilton.
45: Elbow Drill? A beautiful sunset, and Monday the weather map is clear. Mad photographer at work. Weather Check
46: Tom checks weather; Load up for the last time; Goodbye, Grand Junction.
47: The frog mascot rejoices.
48: All smiles
49: Over ski resorts and the Flatirons
50: Runway Ahead
51: Home Safely We must bid farewell to our new friends and wonderful hosts
52: we will long remember when Rich took the controls and flew the Lancair !
53: Beautiful Scenery Great New Friends But Rich was a man driven to get home!