Legoland!

bird at rest - CRQ

bird at rest - CRQ

Two of the best things about General Aviation are that you can 1) alter space and time 2) be spontaneous.  I decided friday to head down to SoCal with 3 of my 4 boys for a quick trip to the beach and, yes, LegoLand.  We regularly do “guys” weekends, and this one took it to a bit of a new level in terms of their interest level (Legos completely beat the aquarium or beach).  In deciding this on a friday, we altered time and space for our weekend.  Though it didn’t feel like a great trade while we were waiting in line at an amusement park, later in the day when we were all splashing in the (relatively) warm Pacific, or laughing over fish ‘n chips as we watched the sunset, it really felt like a different place and time.

Related to this was the simple fact that we made the decision to get the wheels in the wells late friday.  It was spontaneous, which made it exciting.  The kids (and I!) had a sense for the possible.  We could be on the beach tomorrow/at LegoLand tomorrow! When Saturday arrived, we went about our normal morning, but after my 6 year old’s soccer game, we strolled leisurely to the airport, started up the bird and pointed the nose up.

Sometimes it’s the simple trips, full of their small experiences that remind us of the sheer power, exhilaration and wonder of flight.

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