A Journal, with Pictures

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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