A Journal, with Pictures

Charleston Saturday and Sunday

by on Nov.18, 2013, under Flying

Sat­ur­day dawned a typ­i­cal fall day in the sev­en­ties, per­fect for doing some tour­ing. Joyce and I have signed up for the two planned tours with the major­i­ty of the atten­dees, oth­ers toured by foot, shopped or vis­it­ed with friends. The tour start­ed at 9:30 AM so after break­fast and more social­iz­ing we board­ed the tour bus. Our guide was a none stop his­to­ry les­son and on top of that his deliv­ery was a hoot, that added to the fun. We fin­ished in time to have lunch at a near by restau­rant with the Daw­son’s before our next tour of the WWII Air­craft car­ri­er Yorktown.

Getting ready to tourCharleston Live OakCharleston Pink HouseReady for more touringUSS YorktownYorktown guideYorktown Hangar deck


After the tour­ing there was time for a lit­tle social­iz­ing then change for cock­tails and din­ner at the restau­rant High Cot­ton in a pri­vate room. After din­ner we were treat­ed to a talk by Ret. Admi­ral Bob Besal who told us about whaat a typ­i­cal day was as skip­per of a nuclear air­craft car­ri­er. He also told us about a very inter­est­ing aspect of his career as a naval avi­a­tor. Bob was a fan­tas­tic after din­ner speaker.

Discussing the day Cocktail timeCOPA Ladies SaturdaySaturday socializingDinner converstationSaturday dinnerAdmiral Besal

Sun­day, morn­ing it was time to fly back to Hilton Head. Rick and Cathy. of course were there at break­fast and then to make sure every­one caught the bus­es back to the air­port. We all thanked our orga­niz­ers and host Rick and Cathy Hegen­berg­er for treat­ing us to a great week­end, and took off for the 17 min­uet flight home, which took a lit­tle longer since KHXD was at min­i­mums but we made the approach and were home by 11:0 AM. Anoth­er great COPA week­end, thanks to two great COPA volunteers.

Rick and Cathy

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