Today looked great but we decided that with the windy conditions it was not worth getting bumped around for a stroll along the beach. If we were heading out on vacation I would tolerate a bit more, but for a fun day it's a "no-go"
Mary knows how much I hate not getting in the air and she read the disappointment on my face. She really scares me sometimes with how much she has really learned about flying. Mary said, "what's that saying? better to be on the ground wishing we were flying then to be getting bumped around wishing we stayed home".......OK, so she made it work and she understands the decision making process. It still stinks that I'm here typing rather then flying!
METAR KOXB 251253Z AUTO 01018G23KT 10SM CLR 12/04 A3036
METAR KOXB 251353Z AUTO 03016G22KT 10SM CLR 12/04 A3039 RMK AO2 PK WND 02027/1328 SLP291 T012200
METAR KOXB 251453Z AUTO 03017G22KT 10SM BKN027 12/04 A3043
FSS passed along two PIREPS at 1500' and 1900' light to moderate chop in a Cessna 172 and BE35 (Bonanza).
Mary decided to work around the front yard and I worked on getting the remaining slide shows finished up from all previous trips, so that's a plus. I also headed to the airport to give six seven niner a once over to clean inside and cleaned all the leading edges. I also climbed in and worked on my learning curve time with programing routes in the Garmin 300XL....that's why I bought the quick reference guide!