|The pilot and copilot|
|Looking across the Delaware Bay|
|The RV Park|
|Mary went in to get the pizza|
|pizza secure, next stop 64th street market for beer and supplies|
|I'm on patrol here.....when is Mom coming out of the market?|
Saturday was a lazy day. I took a look at what I needed to do to replace the jack leveling spring on the motor home. I was worried how hard it would be to lift the jack in question without a spring, turns out it went pretty smooth. I got it started with a pry bar (long 1/2" extension) then slid the scissor jack from the VW Cabrio under the landing pad and cranked away. I got the jack to retract all the way and once the hydraulic system was shut down I couldn't pull it back by hand.
The ground was still pretty wet so I decided I would repeat the process when we decide to pull out of the RV park. I'll add a safety tie wire to make sure it doesn't drop on the ride north. After the rig is home I'll get it taken care of at the local shop.
Mary headed to the pool and once cleaned up I joined her. We enjoyed a refreshing dip and catching some rays. I left once the kids that invaded started the high pitched screams and squeals, to much for me to handle. Once we got settled in I cooked dinner for us both. I made chicken over grits with shredded cheddar cheese mixed in and some mixed veggies, it was pretty good.
Today had a crappy start after listening to the rain pound on the coach during the early morning hours mixed in with some thunder and lightening. It gets worse, I cleaned up the car Saturday at the local car wash and spent some time with the vac cleaning out Maggie hair. We decided to change the "sling" she broke/rides in and instead opted for a nice beach towel covering the back leather seats. Ahh...the car was once again clean and the seats protected. I took Maggie out this morning and noticed I had left the windows open all night....read the opening sentence of this paragraph.
Philly gave me the GPS RWY 9 approach as expected and sent me on my way but keeping me high. It was very windy with +/- 20 degree swings, heavy rain with 500+/- lifts and drops at its worst. I crossed DREFF at 3000, as directed, then started my descent according to the plate. I must say I shot my toughest approach to date. Trying to hold 3000 with lifts pushing me to 3400 then back to 2800 and holding three. up and down, Mary called it the roller coaster. I wish I had a chance to take a picture of the yellow and orange we flew through as I turned in from AWINN.
|Driving forward at 520'|
|Mary got all the approach pictures once we broke out....good job!!|