Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Picture frenzy! These pics have been accumulating on the iphone for the last couple of months, and it's time to post them in no real order whatsoever!

Spiritual warfare checklist found in an FBO in Nassau.

Some random gorgeous islands in the deep Caribbean. I can't get over how clear the water was - you could see all the way to the bottom from 38,000'.

Turks Head beer, quaffed in the Turks and Caicos.

Instrument panel found in a Supercub in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Appetizer platter in Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Served to you in an actual kitchen sink.

Magazine cover in Halifax. I'll try to remember to follow up on this one.

Pad Thai in Montreal. Yummy!

At an FBO, a couple of ramp attendants were wrestling in the coffee room while I was making some hot tea. One of them pushed the other one into the wall. They then both asked me to forget either of them was around, and fled into the nearby hangar.

On the beach in Punta Cana, feeling quite pleased with myself.

Same place, watching a Russian couple. She was thirty years his junior. Most days she wore high heels in the sand, but this day she was barefoot. She wrote in the sand with her feet - just her name though.

Some caterers shouldn't. We ordered a 'veggie tray' for our customers. This is what arrived. Yummy tomato slices and whole lettuce leaves. You don't wanna know how much they charged us for this...

Bacon-covered steak at '29 South' restaurant in Fernandina Beach, Florida. One of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in.

Sure they forgot to fuel us and we ended up being late, but hey, free cookies and ice cream! All is forgiven, Signature FBO in Miami.

Check gear down.

I told the other pilot not to order a Caesar salad at a sushi bar, but he insisted on it. Serves him right - who does that?

A lobster corndog with vodka horseradish ketchup. This is what love tastes like.

We explored an abandoned gas station in Georgia. If anyone who views this is in a band and wants to use this as a CD cover, I'd be honored. Because I think this looks like it could be a CD cover.

A sign you won't see in anywhere in Canada.

Watching the prairie give way to the desert, west of Kansas and east of Arizona.

Random incredibly beautiful view from 38,000'. Snow in the mountains!

This hotel room featured an ever-stocked beer fridge, snacks and free pornography. I blurred the picture to hopefully a PG-13 rating at most.

I took this while doing a checkride on a guy in a PC-12 recently. He was upgrading from First Officer to Captain. He was nervous as hell but did just fine on the ride. You never sleep more soundly than the night after a successful checkride.

Random skeezy bar in the Caribbean. In a stunning reversal of normal rules in the Caribbean, food was dirt cheap but beers were $9 each. We won't be back.

Catching up on current events during a 4-hour cruise portion.

Duck Wellington in St. Louis Missouri. Much better than the Missouri coconut shrimp.

Sweet old Mercedes crew car in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Checking out Fort Clinch in Amelia Island, Florida. Lots of dressed-up people who stayed in character the entire time. Pretty great actually.

I imagine this is the house beverage in Hell.

Fantastic breakfast in Montreal.

Attending a friend's wedding. Me being blurry, Lisa being gorgeous.


SkinnyDennis said...

1st pic looks like a TBM Avenger.

Sulako said...

It is! It's a privately owned one I saw in South Carolina. Gotta love the rockets under the wing ;)

Giulia said...

Thank you for sharing these great photos. Lovely...especially the last one. <3

P.S. Don't be blurry...

SkinnyDennis said...

I have a TBM rear gunner bubble in my backyard, used to grow tomatoes in it - small hothouse. Also the aiming apparatus for the torpedo drop. Nice little piece of kit with illuminated reticle, and some kind of circular computer for I think was taking in the speed of the target across your nose. Still works!

The TBM was quite a large plane for a single engine job.

rw2 said...

"I imagine this is the house beverage in Hell."

Not hell, Mexico.

All my mexican friends drink some variant of that.

But it gets worse, you should see what they do to cure hangovers...

Anonymous said...

You really know how to live! Airplanes, great food, a beautiful wife, Caribbean seas and a sense of humour.

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

Where was that Lobster corndog? OMG that sounds wonderful.

Thanks for sharing your pictures.

You and Lisa look wonderful.

coreydotcom said...

Thanks for sharing the great pictures... especially the Montreal ones :)