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2018 October Flying trip

by on Oct.27, 2018, under Flying

We had planned a flying trip in August but Joyce had an accident that sidelined us, so we made up for lost time with a trip to the Greenbrier in West Virginia and then on to Williamsburg, Virginia. Hurricane Micheal blocked our return to Hilton Head so we made an unplanned trip to Dayton for two days before returning home. It all worked out just fine. We started by joining our flying friends at the 2018 Greenbrier COPA fly-in. This was organized by Rhonda and Mike Thomlinson of the COPA NE Region and was well attended. Joyce and I toured the cold war bunker on Thursday, October 4th, there was an opening cocktail and dinner party, lots of things to do, including a cave tour, plus the great amenities of the resort. We took advantage of the gym to counter the ample calories being consumed and just enjoyed the camaraderie with other COPA pilots. The weather was beautiful and a good time was had by all.

 

On Sunday we flew on to Williamburg, Virginia and stayed at the fabulous Williamsburg Inn. The colonial town of Williamsburg has been restored to its original condition and people in period costume tell the story of life in those times. It is extremely well done and you experience that time in history, on location in the tavern, tinsmiths shop, shoemaker, barber, silversmith shop and all the places of daily life.  We then viewed other parts of the town including the armory, where a cannon was fired, and the local fife and drum unit march at sunset. We also visited the Colonial Governors mansion and the then Colonial Capital of Virginia. Overall it was interesting, educational two days with a lot of walking.

On Wednesday morning we decided that the weather in South Carolina due to then tropical storm Micheal wasn’t going to be fun so we flew to Dayton, Ohio to visit friends and hang out while the weather past. On Friday we flew back to Hilton Head with a good tail wind and beautiful weather. It was a fun week and due to our magic Cirrus carpet, we did it in comfort and style.

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