KC Air Show

We’ve had an amazing weekend here in Kansas City for the relaunch of the KC air show. Julie’s brother Mike Saxton is one of the principals responsible for the event. So we got some much appreciated VIP treatment.

Six hours in the hot sun had a big payoff at the end with a spectacular Blue Angels demonstration. I’d seen them fly from a distance before but had never seen the full routine at a show.

Keuka Projects

It is almost July 4 weekend and I feel like I’m not even where I normally am by June 1 in terms of opening and key projects. We just got the raft anchored and floated after recovering our two lost anchors from last season.

The clasp pins worked loose but the anchors (Lowes buckets filled with cement and a long U bolt) are still in good shape. We’ve since learned the value of zip ties to keep pin from rotating out.

My big projects to finish before I feel I can move on to activities are a big repair job on the Flying Dutchman and some cleanout from under the yellow cottage. That huge pile of wood came from under. Some will be saved, some will be used for camp fires.


We are cruising in Alaska to celebrate the graduation from college for both of the young men in this photo. This shot was taken by a glacier very close to the Canadian border.

This is a perfect trip for us – late night kayaking, hikes into glaciers, polar plunges. Some great wildlife photography from my long lens that I’ll share soon.