Captain Tedward's Flying Adventures

My mission: DON'T CRASH!

6/28/2009 02:51:00 PM

Fun Summer Adventure

Posted by Captain Tedward

A few weeks ago, Kim and I went on a little Summer vacation. We flew to Marianna, FL to visit the Florida Caverns State Park first and spent the afternoon exploring the underground caves. Great way to beat the Summer heat! :-)

The following day, we flew to New Orleans. That was on Kim's top 5 list of places to visit so off we flew. It was amazing flying along the Gulf Coast and still seeing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The other neat thing (for me at least) was flying over Lake Pontchartrain.

Once we landed at Lakefront Airport, we took a cab to our hotel near the French Quarter and started exploring. One of my main goals of the visit was to try to join the 15 Dozen Club at the Acme Oyster House. Well, I didn't complete the challenge but did end up eating 114 oysters in about 48 minutes; the first 8 dozen were downed in 25 minutes!

Some other things we did besides sightseeing were the aquarium and IMAX movie (Hurricane on the Bayou), a walking ghost tour, and a cemetary tour. Of course, we had to eat some beignets while we were there!

The trip home was uneventful until we got in the Hilton Head Island area where a thunderstorm was parked near the airport. We just got in before the skies opened up! What a great adventure overall!

Captain Tedward