Divagirl and I have spent several days now with our friends while Jason worked at home and the boys worked on their lessons. Yesterday Jennifer took us to Amish country. We went to an Orchard and got some delicious apple cider doughnuts and the girls played on tire swings shaped like sea horses. They had a blast. Then we went to an all-purpose general store and enjoyed looking around; there was so much to look at and explore! My favorite was seeing the simple clothes hung perfectly ordered on the clotheslines to dry.
It just so happens that our friend Greg is a private pilot, and when he’s not flying CEO’s around the country, he teaches aviation training at Flight Safety International—which happened to be located at the airport just down the road from where we were staying. He offered to show us around the hangar that’s home to the airplane he flies, as well as the simulation systems he uses to teach, and we jumped at the chance. Considering the price one usually has to pay to book time on one of the simulators, we felt pretty fortunate to have after-hours access all to ourselves.
After passing through Maryland we arrived in Delaware; a new sticker to add to our state map. We ended up leaving a day late because the night before we were planning on leaving we noticed the brakes on our Saturn acting funny. We were able to take it in to a shop in Woodbridge and after many hours they fixed the brakes, a hydraulic leak and a tire that was beginning to bulge. By that time we would hit DC traffic if we tried to head out. DC traffic is not fun. So we opted to stay another night.