August, '07. Record amounts of rain again green up even the driest part of
August, 06. With the recent rains and the resulting green grass, it seemed
like a good time to take the camera along when flying. The runway was
stretched out to a full quarter-mile in '05.
9/26/02 The morning fog over the lake and fields was a pretty site
from the deck.
9/11/02. An aerial shot when most everything is green. The
runway is clearly visible in this picture. We're still having trouble
growing grass in mostly sand, but by next year it should fill in better.
2/16/02. The finished product, and the main reason to get out to the
country. Having your dream house on an acreage with a lake view and your
own hangar/runway has been worth all the time and hassle to get it done.
Here, Debbie gets ready to be my first passenger/student on the 845' runway (not
visible in these pictures). When spring comes along, we'll try to get some
grass to grow on our overgrown sandbox we created on the construction site.
We finally did it! After looking for almost a year, we
came across 40 acres going through a Trustee's sale. The price was
reasonable, and the location is great. Be sure and check out the hangar
and house construction photos.
||This is looking from the North. The 40 acres go close to the tree line on the South. There are lots of trees, and
the land is rolling, so we won't have the usual boring
||View from the West. There are no neighbors to the East
or West. The house will be situated at the South end of the Trees,
and we'll have a
view of the lake at the top of the picture.
||Also from the West, showing the South end of the acreage and
our eventual neighbor Norm Funk, who is building a house there.
||Here is a satellite view of the acreage taken in '93.
The detail is pretty amazing considering it was taken from space! A
lot more trees have grown, as you can see from the preceding photos.
||A topographical map shows how the lay of the land goes.
||A panorama of the acreage from the center.
6/17/01. Sunset shots from the roof (yes, we were still nailing
shingles down in the dark.
||8/18/01. Gonna have to watch out for geese when
flying. This group did a low-level fly-by right down the runway.
||5/12/02. Not only do we have geese, a turkey showed up in our
yard. Too early for Thanksgiving, though.