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Old 04-23-2012, 05:30 PM
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My fridge is always empty and it's breakfast time. I am tired of morning every-weekend-the-same buttered rolls. Text goes to my other relative - can you fry couple eggs I am hungry. Sure he sez come up I'll cook you something.

The up location was about two and half hours in RV from the Big Apple. Precisely at Rangeley Lake of Maine. Not to mention driving to my airport which may take the same time in opposite direction. But I am used to it. Since my RV started flying I developed steady diet. I am having meals three times regularly - on Tues, Fri and Sundays. It was a Sunday, my cousin fled to Kali for vacation, he owes me couple lunches. It's good to have big family the other brother won't let you starve.


On my way North I often go through the Gate. View to the left.






View of the right Pillar. It grew enormously during last two years.





One more hour and I am over Turbo country.






One more hour and I am approaching a picturesque hill.






The hill is looking so beautiful I decide to fly around it.






There is a wildlife refuge area according to the sectional and I stayed 2000 feet above it.




It looks like an observatory on the top of the hill. Hi guys, I am just passing by.


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Old 04-23-2012, 05:43 PM
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Thirty minutes more and I am approaching familiar country. I've been here before.





Spotty forests.






The same lake but water not in solid state this time. I am not landing on liquid surface.









Found my aeropuerto, saw familiar Jeep waiting at the ramp and made compulsory pass to show my brother how RV-9A whistles. He loved it.


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Old 04-23-2012, 05:49 PM
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Breakfast time!!!! Doesn't matter it's late afternoon. It's a Sunday and a meal need to be consumed.

That fivah means I am going nowhere today because of 8 hours rule. It's almost 1 pm and I am day VFR.






Here is happy chef.







The dish was named somewhat exotic but was delicious. That whiskey was nice addition to it.



What we do now? Where we go?
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:59 PM
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And that my friend is exactly what RV's are made for. Thanks for the ride-along.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:00 PM
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There were other guests in the house and we had good talk. One could imagine what former military opponents could talk about. My conversant was a major and we thoroughly enjoyed communicating. You can guess the subject.





Then we drove to a lodge. We landed there in February, were treated royally and now payed a visit to the owner of the lodge.


Before






Now











Steve, the owner of the lodge, organizes a winter fly-in pretty much every year. Maybe next year John could stir an RV gathering there.






This is his webcam http://www.baldmountaincamps.com/webcam.shtml
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:15 PM
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It's so nice and peaceful there. Spotty phone coverage and no internet. Heavens!


John own a church like bungalow couple streets from the lake by a hill. It looks beautiful inside. At the back there is an abandoned lot with an old Ford lumber truck on it. That Ford is maybe 200 years old all in Guggenheim rust. I forgot my camera when I saw it. There is a beast living inside but he was AWOL. Deers venture straight to the backyard.







Little more talk what is better Glock or Makarov. Agreed on unity of all progressive humankind.







In the evening we went to see the moose. I've never seen moose in the wild. Siberians ate all of them last century on their territory.


We drove someplace only John knows. It was getting dark.


Moose #1 was baby and got scared fast.






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Old 04-23-2012, 06:25 PM
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Moose #2 was bigger and didn't pay much attention to blinking flash. He found something tasty in that swamp.










The third moose was a monster. He even started walking toward us.










Enough for today. Falling asleep. Woke up in the Jeep with horror - I don't have the toothbrush with me. We rode local villages every store was closed. John laughed and gave me some recommendations how to clean the teeth without tooth brush.


Tomorrow we go flying. Will try to spot a moose from the air...
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:52 PM
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You are very close to my home Province, New Brunswick. Look forward to our trip through the area in a few months. Thought it was raining like crazy out that way today? Look forward to the updates.

How did you live without that airplane. You make great use of it.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:54 PM
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Vlad nice pics.
Looks like the White Mountains in NH and the observatory on MT Washington. Highest winds recorded at 231 mph back in the 30s. I believe somewhere in Aussie Land has usurped that speed. Looks like you had a great time.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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Yep, guns and booze. A perfect mix.
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