As Dr. Seddon was getting ready for her speaking engagement, my son and I visited with Hoot and got to hear some of his space stories. It was a joy to talk with him and compare our similar family stories. Ok, I've never flown in space, but have taken flying lessons and have family members who are pilots. Both of our fathers are pilots, and our sons have ATC (air traffic control) background, so we had some fun things to talk about.
The following weekend I hosted a Southwest Airline pilot and his family. He has military background that includes being an Air Force One Advance Agent, taking care of the logistics of piloting very important people. I will admit that he is family😊, and although under sad circumstances of the loss of a loved one, it was a pleasure to have them stay at the bungalow.
Somehow I missed hosting a pilot during the B-25 Gathering at Grimes Airport the third weekend of April. I'll have to work on that for their next event!
You can check out the the B-25 "Champaign Gal" and the restoration of our B-17 "Champaign Lady," at the Champaign Aviation Museum and also visit the Grimes Flying Lab. Both the National Museum of the USAF and the Armstrong Air and Space Museum are less than an hour away. And I have a cute little place to stay the night. There is so much to do here. It is worth the visit!