Bucket list...check!

January 04, 2012 0 Comments A+ a-

It's been tough to find things to blog about.  Work-wise, not much has been going on. Flying for Reserves is pretty slim these days.  I flew one trip in August (Beijing), one trip in September (Spokane), and have had Standby every other time I was scheduled.  And, there's only so many times I can post a picture of those recliners in the Crew Lounge!

Norm and I were able to get away on a cruise in December.  I had one of the best days in my life when our ship stopped in St. Maarten.  We grabbed a cab, and rode all the way to the other side of the island to Maho Beach.  This beach is tres famous for plane-spotting...you may have seen the videos on YouTube-this is the airport where the planes are so close to people on the beach right before they land.

Finding a table in the shade at the Sunset Bar and Grill, we settled in.  With a pretty rum drink, eating a pizza, enjoying the sea breeze, listening to Air Traffic Control on special speakers and a live reggae band, while watching planes land with the one I love the most, it was the just the best day ever!

The menu--and the pizza was great!

The surfboard with all the scheduled arrivals.  This didn't include all the private jets.
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We watched plane after plane land and take off.  Unfortunately, the heavys (wide bodies) landed after we had to be back on the ship, but,  I'll make a trek back there to see the big boys land one day.

It was nothing short of awesome!

Here are a couple of YouTube videos cool landings:

KLM

Air France

I know, I'm such a geek!


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