Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer is here! Stephanie and Isabelle stopped by today to visit, and we decided to take a few shots of Isabelle getting ready for the pool.
I think Isabelle is watching too much of "America's Next Top Model!"
"Work it girl!"
Thinking about life!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

On Friday, while eating lunch, there was breaking news on the TV. A Taca Airlines plane had overshot the runway in Honduras, killing the pilot and a few others. A knot formed in my stomach as the reporter continued with her story that the flight had originated from San Salvador and was to end up in Miami, Florida.

Why, you may ask was I so upset over this news. Pictured to the left, are Sylvia and her husband Edgardo, a pilot for Taca Airlines. Edgardo was a most gracious host to me while I visited in El Salvador. Edgardo spent many of his vacation days treating our party to the beach resorts, as well as an overnight trip to Honduras and Guatemala. I had the chance to visit with Edgardo at one of the resorts, and we stayed up late one night talking about his job as a pilot. It was fascinating to learn about his job. I knew from our conversations that Edgardo often flew the very route being reported on the news.

I immediately called Mark & Mary to ask if Edgardo was safe. To my heartfelt relief, Edgardo was safe and not on that flight. Prayers were answered, and God was watching over Edgardo, his wife and kids. I am so glad that he is fine, and I want to take this opportunity to thank him again for all he did for us while visiting El Salvador.

I am so grateful you are safe and sound Edgardo!!!
Today, Kelly and I visit the Ramona Air Show in San Diego County. This is a small event that is inexpensive and never overly crowded. There are some fantastic displays and great aircraft shows. The weather was perfect, and we had a great time.

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Cal Fire (formally CDF) always puts on a fantastic demonstration with their water dropping aircraft. Here is a pass by aircraft #71. It is amazing how they manuver these large planes. There is only 1 pilot in each plane!
Mercy Air landing for a real emergency!
There was an actual medical rescue at the air show. This small boy had a large pipe assembly fall on his leg, fracturing the upper portion of his femur bone. He was sedated and air lifted by Mercy Air to the Children's Hospital in San Diego.