Planes, Planes and Plains
Trip Start May 17, 2010
20Trip End Oct 10, 2010
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Where I stayed
Springs East Airport (Jim & Darlene's)
We stayed at Springs East Airport for just over a month, with our wonderful hosts Darlene and Jim
One day Bud drove up and told us he was moving his 1945 open-cockpit biplane to the airport, and asked us if we wanted a ride sometime. So we spent the next week desperately waiting to see that plane come in. When the day finally arrived, we both agreed that it was the new trip highlight. There’s nothing like flying along a mile above the ground with the wind blowing in your face and with nothing between you and the sky. Although I can understand why Bud is half deaf, because there’s also nothing between you and the roar of the propeller.
In nearby Colorado Springs, we established a favorite watering hole. The Mill Hill is a cowboy/biker bar that has cheap beer, friendly people and great bands. In fact, the friendly people kept buying us the cheap beer because we danced to the great bands. The only problem was that the more beer they bought us, the worse our dancing got.
Eventually we decided that if we never left, we’d never make it to the East coast on our road trip. Actually, I’m starting to think that we still won’t, as we’re quickly running out of time. So we said a very sad goodbye to our new family and friends, and started driving. Although we still hadn't determined our next destination.