The Daily Pixel: The mostly airplane edition

Before we took off for Oshkosh, I engaged in a boatload of mental gymnastics… This is not the Hopscotch Honeymoon. This is not the Hopscotch Honeymoon. You will not go to Mackinac Island on the way home. This is not the Hopscotch Honeymoon. You see, the last time we crossed the country to the land of cheese, it was mid-honeymoon. The dorm room with twin beds and no a/c? Just a rustic honeymoon suite. This time, I wasn’t sure if I would love it as much without the just-married sheen.

Luckily, aviation paradise is still pretty damn cool, even without smooshy romance. See… a few pictures to prove it.

#201- July 19- Soaring over the Great Salt Lake

A couple hours into our trek to EAA Oshkosh.

#202- July 20- Formation flying over the heartland 

After a quick sleep outside of Denver, we flew with friends to Rock Falls, IL.

#203- July 21- Practice makes perfect

Mr. T and company, practicing the 4-0 formation for Oshkosh. Tim is in the “4,” second from the right in the 5-airplane line abreast formation.

#204- July 22- Team RV!

Before leaving Rock Falls, Team RV practiced their routine. I am their newest fan girl. SO COOL.

#205- July 23- Airshow excitement at Oshkosh

One of the coolest features of Oshkosh is the daily airshow. Warbirds, formations, insane aerobatics…

#206- July 24- Daydream believer

If T had his druthers, he’d be flying a P-51 like this one. Someday when I make the millions, I’ll buy him one.

#207- July 25- B-17 bomber passes

One of my favorite airplanes. As part of my Aircraft Identification Training, I learned that the Flying Fortress has R-1820 engines, same as the DC-3 and T-28. (For the record, I recalled that WITHOUT T’s help. Yay me.)

#208- July 26- I like an airplane with bite

The P-40, one of my favorite fighters. I admit, the styling captivates me.

#209- July 27- Admiring the B-29 Superfortress

Watching the B-29 fly every day was incredible. Of course, I dedicate this photo to Geeta and Kristin.

#210- July 28- Desert crossing

Homeward bound! We crossed through restricted airspace nearby China Lake and Edwards AFB.

#211- July 29- Walter the Watermelon

Impatiently waiting for this fruit to grow.

#212- July 30- Jalapeno bumper crop

I’m contemplating a small batch of pickled jalapenos. Anyone have a good recipe?

#213- July 31- Creepiest salon accoutrement ever

While being held captive by manicurists on a sister date, I noticed this incredibly creepytown nail display. Ick.

#214- Aug 1- Garlicky mushroom kale saute

Mr. T and I are making friends with kale. This saute with mushrooms and garlic is quite tasty and stupendously healthy. Per the reviews, I added tomatoes. Next time, I will sprinkle red pepper flakes and maybe a touch of red wine vinegar.

xoxo,
shawna

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