Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lake Chelan Flyout

CAA put on a flyout to Lake Chelan and Bill decided he wanted to go. It is really beautiful there so it definitely wasn't a hardship. The flight going over was a little rough so I was very happy to get on the ground.

On Friday, we went winetasting at four of the wineries on the Manson side of the lake. They each had their own unique personality and charm which made them fun places to go. I loved the spectacular view from the Benson Vineyards. And we had a very nice lunch at Vin du Lac.

On Saturday, we most just hung out in our room to work and read but we did go down to the lake to see a few of our friends go up in these little trike planes which are essentially ultralights on floats. They had a little trouble getting started in the morning because the water was so rough and it was so windy but they eventually got people up in the air. We took the trolley into town to have lunch and walk around a little bit. And then in the evening we took a two hour dinner cruise up the lake a few miles.

We came back on Sunday morning and had a very nice day to fly. We took a route between Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens that we had never taken before. It was great being able to get so close to Mt. St. Helens.

It was a very nice relaxing weekend and it was great to get away for a bit.

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