Archive for February, 2013

Reflections on 2012

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

2012 was a whirlwind year.  The theme was travel. We spent a lot of nights in hotels.  To the point that I’m a Hilton HHonors gold member now.  We’ll see if I get enough nights or stays this year to keep it (I doubt it).  In 2012 we went to:

  • Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Chandler, OK
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Destin, FL
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • Gallatin, TN
  • Galveston, TX
  • Halls, TN
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • Houston, TX
  • Key West, FL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Savannah, TN
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shawnee, OK
  • Sikeston, MO
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Stewart, TN
  • Stillwater, OK
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Tampa, FL
  • Walnut Ridge, AR
  • Washington, DC

In addition, I think I added another 80 or so hours of PIC time.  Most of that was cross-country time and included my longest cross-country yet in a trip back to Oklahoma.  I learned a lot on that trip.  I also got a little more progress in my goal to fly in old aircraft.  In Hot Springs I got a ride in the Missouri CAF Wing’s B-25 “Show Me”.  In Little Rock, I got a ride in the CAF’s C-45 “Bucket of Bolts”.  And from a winning raffle ticket I got to log some time with Dr. Ray in his SNJ.  That was a an exciting flight.  Hopefully 2013 is just as exciting.