With a quick yes, I replied that I would love to go for a ride in a glider.....
in the sky, that's "no engine",
way up high.
|So on a beautiful and sunny November day|
in the Shenandoah Valley
|we drove a few miles to the air strip|
and some friends had arranged
a "time in flight"
|And we spent the afternoon watching these gliders take off and land|
|And then it was my turn.....|
and why was he telling me about all the instruments....
the guy behind me was flying this plane.... right?? right???
|And suddenly I had the excitement of AMELIA|
|Just about cleared for take off|
|The small plane with an engine takes off pulling the glider with a rope. |
At 5000 ft they drop the tow rope.
and we are on our own... Flying high. Wright brother style.
And I am thinking Kitty Hawk.
We flew the valley between the Allegheny Mountains
and the Blue Ridge Mountains, right over Waynesboro, VA.
And I mumble, "You are kidding, right?"
And he says, "Nope, I'll talk you through it."
And so we turn left and glide right and dip down and lift up.
|The plane that DH got to ride in |
was styling German engineering and a
$90,000 price tag.
I was airborne when he took off.
| But I got to see him land.|
A quick shot as they were almost
out of the plane before I could get close enough.
|Soon sunset came quickly to the valley.|
And later, on our drive back home I asked him,
"Did you pray before you took off?"
and we decided that even though
we don't have a bucket list
that maybe we could start one-
with one thing already crossed off the list.