Fall is great in the Northwest. It’s really fantastic. We had a picture perfect weekend here in the Seattle area, and it made the perfect reason to go get some time in. The Lovely Wife and I took out a 172 for a couple of hours this afternoon. I didn’t really have a destination in mind, so we flew off and took a look at Mt. Rainier.
I thought I might try a landing at Ranger Creek (21W) but prudence got the better of me. I don’t think I want to try my first landing there with my pregnant wife is the cockpit with me. I’ve flown in as a passenger, but I should have an experienced right-seater with me on my first PIC run.
The flight took a little over an hour and a half down and back, which gave me some time for a couple of landings back at Harvey (S43) The Lovely Wife did great, both at taking pictures when I was flying, and holding the aircraft steady when I was taking pictures.
There were only a few places where things got a little bumpy when we were flying over the foot hills, but for the most part it was smooth flying both ways.
That’s the lot (or at least the ones I have ready now.) Take care and stay safe.