06 Jul 2021, 10:15

Sunrise Mackinac Island

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17 Jun 2021, 18:02

Fork! Restaurant for lunch

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17 Jun 2021, 13:00

Sunrise over the Biose Idaho State Capital

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16 Jun 2021, 18:18

White Dog Brewing Co

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15 Jun 2021, 22:02

Santa Fe NM to Boise ID

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Santa Fe NM to Boise ID, a little over 800 miles at 16,000 feet. Towards the end of the flight there were front quarting winds of 54 knots which slows down a 200 knot cruise a little bit.

ATC (Air Traffic Control) brought us in very high, over 11,000 feet, with about 15 miles to the airport. Boise is at 4,000 feet above sea level so we had to lose 7,000 in 15 miles while travelling about 200 miles per hour. This means we had about 4 minutes to drop 7,000 feet, or about 1,700 feet per minute for what seemed a very long time.

Fortunately we were straight in runway 28L cleared to land.

Slow the airplane down to under 117 knots, flaps full, speed brakes up, point the airplane nose down aiming to be at 500 feet at just about the short final distance to the runway. In this configuration the airplane speed never increases above 100 knots so that once you get to short final height you can level out and make a normal landing.

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The day was beautiful with many scenic sights along the way.


Duchesne River Canyon near Myton UT.

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Random moutain ridge with snow near Kamas UT.

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All the ski resorts near Park City UT.

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The Great Salt Lake.

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14 Jun 2021, 19:45

Gin and Tonic, cucumber infused!

Had a late lunch at a Mediterranean place in Santa Fe NM - La Casa Sena - just off the main square. The food was excellent and the drinks were fantastic!

Cumber Gin & Tonic

  • Aviator’s Gin
  • Fever-Tree Cucumber Tonic Water
  • Very thin slice of cucumber for looks
  • Lots of ice
  • Pretty glass (Ridel!)

Elderflower Gin & Tonic

  • Aviator’s Gin
  • Fever-Tree Elderflower Tonic Water
  • Edible flowers on top
  • Lots of ice
  • Pretty glass (Ridel!)

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14 Jun 2021, 14:39

Getting my fill of green chili this week!

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13 Jun 2021, 22:02

Santa Fe NM - Great Food!

Last few days Robyn and I have revisited all the great food places we’ve eaten at before (plus a few more).

We found a great little new place to sit, relax, and have a glass of wine - Herves.

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It was unusally hot for Santa Fe and Herves had semi-indoor seating in the shade with pretty good wine. We ordered Bruschetta. Robyn’s was with hummus, sun dried tomatoes and red peppers. My was salmon and green chili cream topped with dried capers. Both were pretty yummy.

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Here is a closeup of the Bruschetta with hummus, sun dried tomatoes and red peppers. I definitely need to try and recreate this when we get back to Florida.

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11 Jun 2021, 22:04

Santa Fe NM! Coyote Cafe.

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11 Jun 2021, 22:02

Flying 1,700 miles Inverness FL to Santa Fe NM

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Robyn and I flew from Inverness FL to Santa Fe NM stopping for gas in Shreveport LA. Beautiful day for flying. About 8 hours in the air and 1,700 miles in distance. We left Inverness FL at 6:33am EST and arrived in Santa Fe NM just before 2pm MST.

We averaged 220 mph and 17.7 miles per gallon.

Landing at Shreveport was very interesting because on short final (about 2 miles from the airport) we overflew Barksdale AFB at about 1,000 feet above all the B-52 bombers sitting on the ramps.

The weather into Shreveport as overcast clouds 1,200 feet to about 3,000 feet. We did the ILS 14 breaking out of the clouds at about 1,200 feet above ground right above the B-52 bombers. If I wasn’t so busy trying to land I could of had some great pictures of the Air Force flight line.

Flight from Shreveport LA to Santa Fe NM was very nice. Overflew Iowa Park TX along the way and saw the Bradford’s old house.

This was a long day of flying and the rest of the flying days will be much shorter.

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