Flying After New Year's Holiday PAGE 448.

January 6, 2019:  This is the first flight of the new year on a Sunday when the sky was absolutely clear of clouds over the mainland.  This flight follows the same route from the flight of November 25 with some different camera angles.  This time, the Melbourne Airport is seen from about 3,000 feet MSL looking east at the Atlantic Ocean.

The new I-95 interchange did not get much work done over the Holidays

The golf course conversion to home sites Phase 1 also did not get much work done over the holidays.

Ditto for this view, but there was some sod place behind our house.

The northbound flight home to the Rockledge Airport is by now a familiar sight to my regular readers.  That I-95 exit below connects to route A1A at the beach to the EAST beyond the right side of this photo.  That exit to "nowhere" will eventually connect with the Osceola Parkway that will pass to the north of Saint Cloud, Florida and East Lake Tohopekaliga.  Those are native American names for Osceola County and the two lakes at Kissimmee and Saint Cloud.

Here is the familiar flight path for photo work near home.  The flight time today 0.6 hours which makes the total time on Enterprise 429.3 hours.

April 5, 2019:  This is one reason I have been quiet on the web site.  This lady became my friend in 1978 when I was learning to fly Radio-Controlled model airplanes.  Her husband at that time was my flight instructor.  They divorced in 1999 and she has not had a serious man in her life until we renewed our friendship this year.  She invited me to a karaoke night at the Drunken Parrot Saloon in Saint Cloud, Florida on February 14, 2019.  This photo was taken on April 5, 2019 in her home.  Her dog is a 20-pound Yorkie-mix named Chase.

Linda was only 17 years of age when she first entered the contest to be the Queen of the Silver Spurs Rodeo here in Kissimmee, Florida in 1972, six years before we first met.

1972 placed in TOP TEN

1973 Winner
Linda tried out for the Rodeo Queen twice.  The younger Linda in the red dress was in the top TEN contestants.  The long prom dress was part of the winning formula for her the following year.

The lady I know today is seen below with that same big smile and a loving heart.  We spend a lot of time together doing everyday things.  I was cleaning out a slow drain in one of the bathroom sinks this morning as her domestic partner.

The photo above was taken one morning when she was washing dishes in the kitchen sink. This lady puts a smile on my face just by being in the room.  I sing love songs to her on the nights we go to Karaoke at local clubs in this area. The 1957 Elvis Presley movie "Loving You" theme song is well within my vocal range and is a favorite of Elvis fans on karaoke nights.

This is what a winner looks like!  Now, she is my winner for sure.  Her crown is on the front of a black cowboy hat that hides part of the letters in the background.

Here are the two finalists with the 1973 Queen of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. The hat has a rhinestone crown on it. The Queen and her father are seen in the photo on the right below.