John & Anne Wiley

2012/08/14

Firsts

The first time for things is extra special. This morning was the first time we woke from a passable sleep in many daze. Glorious! Today was also the first time Anne got a pic we really like of me with our precious Grand Daughter.

0262 Sweet Love

0262 Sweet Love

The first time she helped me on a project, fixing the loose carpet threshold she’d been tripping over. As you can see she’s very attentive and helpful. She’d closely watch what I was doing, and join in without getting in the way. Such a Perfect child she is!

0264 Perfect Assistant

0264 Perfect Assistant

We all went out to the airport so that we could move Tripp to a less expensive parking spot, and the moment she saw all the planes this Perfect child squealed with delight. Meeting our beloved Tripp for the first time, she immediately wanted to climb all over and investigate everything. Very good sign. đŸ™‚

3811 New Pilots

3811 New Pilots

It’s clear she and her Perfect Dad want to be pilots. So since we had to get in the plane and taxi it a couple of hundred feet to the other parking spot, I decided to take her Dad on a quick flight around the city. Obviously the shortest route between the two parking spots. His first time seeing Edmonton from Tripp.

2154 Smoked Skyline

2154 Smoked Skyline

As with many places on our flight, the air over Edmonton is laden with smoke from far away fires. It gives an opalescent depth to the orange glow of approaching sunset. Another angle shows how well the river is integrated into the city.

2153 Another Perspective

2153 Another Perspective

The last first I’ll share with you tonite is by far the most impactful for me. Quietly astounding. Didn’t imagine it would ever happen, yet seeing is believing.

2152 Amazing First

2152 Amazing First

The first time our dear Daughter has asked to fly with me. She loved it, took the controls for a moment and of course instantly understood how it works and performed flawlessly. In fact, she was so comfortable that much of her time during the short flight was spent taking pix with her cellphone. As we got back in the car to drive them home, they shared that their dream has changed. Rather than a motorhome they’ve decided to buy an airplane. “Costs the same to buy, maintain and park, but it’s many times more fun and useful.”

Can you tell I’m delighted? đŸ™‚

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1 Comment

  1. John and Anne: this is so neat to share your family. I used to be able to leave comments, but cannot for some reason now. I share your posts with my very good traveling friends, who are out of the country six to nine months a year, from our second home here on the Pacific in Baja. We do not see many planes here, just some military helicopters very occasionally. That might change as a new International Airport is being built between Tecate and Ensenada. 

    Our daily enjoyment is watching the ships go by.

    Thanks for expanding my experiences through your adventures and great writing.  Marie Harden Mancilla in Baja, but also SB

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    Comment by Natch Marie — 2012/08/14 @ 22:12


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