A Wrench in My Plan

Well, I had a trip planned for Sedona, Arizona in May, but changes at Decatur’s airport threw a wrench in that plan. If I kept the reservation, I’d miss an entire day of my trip just waiting in airports. I’d miss out on too much. So, I canceled the trip, and hope to go next year. Boy, I hope the world is back to its normal messed up self next year, instead of dealing with plagues and World War III.

Luckily, everything was refundable, except the airline tickets. For that, I have a credit I can use. I’ll have to figure out somewhere to go. Hmmm…I’m sure I’ll think of something.

But for May, I’ll be going to Michigan instead. I was planning to go up there this summer on some short weekend trips, but now I’ll be there for about a week. My first stop is South Haven, where I plan (yeah, me and my plans) to ride the Kal-Haven bike trail. It connects South Haven to Kalamozoo, though I doubt I’ll go the entire 70-mile round trip on bike. I don’t think certain body parts can handle that in one day, even though I’ll be on an electric bike.

After spending a few days in South Haven, I’ll head up to Traverse City to ride the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. We’ll see. I’ve gotten to the point where I really don’t like to announce my plans. I don’t want to jinx everything.

Decatur Airport Loses Service With United

I was afraid that the Decatur airport would lose service with United through SkyWest. If I remember right, they began service in Decatur literally weeks before Covid-19 shut down everything. Covid-19 was hard on airlines. I’d prefer service to St Louis, since the airport is so much easier to deal with than O’Hare, but I’m sure local businesses would prefer a connection with Chicago. Either way, I hope we have jet service, and not go back to the crop dusters.

I’m Learning to Be a Pilot!

Who needs airlines when you can fly yourself? Okay, I’m exaggerating a little bit. I am becoming a pilot… of drones. Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned a lot about drones, like if you aren’t certified and use them for anything other than just recreational “fun” purposes, you can face fines of $50,000 or more!

Since I don’t have $50,000 to spare, I’m getting a certificate in small aircraft. Yes, even though I’ll only be flying a drone that weighs less than a pound, I have to learn how to fly other small aircraft too. It’s interesting to learn, and I guess it’ll come in handy if I’m ever in the position of taking over the controls of a plane. You never know!

Well, that’s that. Now I need to crawl out of bed and do something with today. Peace.

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