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Type rated on A330, B747-400, B747, B757, B767, B737, B727. International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker. Dedicated to giving the gift of wings to anyone following their dreams. Supporting Aviation Safety through training, writing, and inspiration.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Road Trip

Tuesday morning started with the last mentor breakfast of the year, at Aviation High School. And I had the honor of being guest speaker. And then my husband and I climbed in our suburban and drove south.


We drove 5 hours south to Lincoln Beach, Oregon. If you have the opportunity to visit the Oregon Coast, I would highly recommend it. There is nothing more peaceful than listening to the waves crash upon the shore. The next morning we walked the beach with our backs to the wind, picking up rocks along the way. We soaked our feet crossing a stream, laughed in the rain, and enjoyed every step.



 

Our drive back to Seattle we stopped in McMinnville, Oregon, at Evergreen's Museum of Flight. An amazing place if you have never been. The home of the Spruce Goose. More to come on this amazing airplane.




The funny thing while there, one of the employees asked my husband and asked him if he use to fly for Delta. For those of you who know him, he's not a pilot. But it was fun to tell them that I used to fly for Evergreen. We beat the traffic, and returned home in time to pick up my youngest daughter, her husband, and our grandson from the airport.

This weekend I will have three of my six grandkids, so I'm not counting on getting anything done. But, I do plan on drawing the winners for the mug, and where in the world I'm traveling to, for the book signing party. Thank you all for your patience. It's been a crazy busy month. 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

6 comments:

  1. OK, now I'm jealous. The Spruce Goose, one of the airplanes that I would love to see. I plan on doing a tribute to Mr. Hughes here in the near future. I am so happy you had a great time at the beach. The beach, besides an airplane, is the one place I could go to and never leave. So I will take you up on your suggestion on the Oregon coast. Also when I was growing up, my father use to take our family on road trips all over the US in his suburban. Many memories of that vehicle. Enjoy your family and grandkids!!

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    1. Let me know when you do your tribute. I'll do a post on the Goose. Amazing how huge she is. Yes, take a drive to the Ocean. And this suburban... oh the fun trips with our girls.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  2. ahh, love that part of the Oregon coast. So great you and Dick got to enjoy it and let it wash away all the stresses.

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    1. Thanks Linda,We had a great little getaway, and now back to reality. I would love for us to have a writers retreat on the ocean. One day, I might have to live there.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  3. Great Pictures Karlene.. Glad you have little retreat...

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes the little retreats are the best.

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