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Old 04-29-2017, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for the virtual ride gang. It was fun, as usual. Maybe someday we will time it right and make it with you.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:18 AM
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Charlie-flight update: Rosie, Elvis and Moody Blue departed St Croix about 9 AM friday. Fueled at Providencialis in the Turks and Caicos and pressed on to Ft Lauderdale for customs. We had a nice tailwind all the way. Arrived FXE before 5 PM Friday.

Good to know some made it home yesterday. As I write this, Rosie and Tuppergal are in Phoenix with Sharkbait and Chappy. They should be home today looking at the weather out west. Elvis made it to Kennet, Mo yesterday and should make it home to St Louis area late today. Haven't heard where the Thoma's are today.
As for Moody Blue and Bunn, after checking the weather in Missouri and Iowa, we decided to take our time getting home. After customs Friday, we tied down at Banyon (FBO) at KFXE in Ft Lauderdale. We had a great stay at the Holiday Inn Express and pressed on yesterday. The folks at Banyon were the best. Got flight following out of FXE to KALX (Alex city, AL) for fuel and pressed on to Kennet, MO. Kennet is great place to stop as they have cheap fuel, 3 crew cars, a nice terminal building and good places to eat.
We had perfect flying weather and tailwinds of 35 to 45 knots all the way. When we landed at Kennet, there was Elvis, getting fuel and checking weather. Even though he only had about 150 miles to go, the weather in MO grounded us all.
Elvis went to a local motel and we checked out one of the crew cars and headed for Jonesboro, AR. We have had weather preventing us from getting home from here before, Bunn and I will extend our vacation in a nice college town where we can find great places to eat and relax in a comfortable hotel. We may not get home to Iowa until Monday.
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:39 AM
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Just checked my email. The Tomas are in Houston area for few days before they head for Sedona, AZ. Their vacation goes on and on. Opie and Gail made it home to Sa Antonio. Another Caribbean Adventureis in the books.
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