Come Fly With Me II

Meanwhile, back in the air . . .

As you recall, we got a little bit ahead of ourselves with our Alexandria Golf Club flyover.  Well, we’ve posted the preceding “Leaves,” so now the rest of the photos from our 1/2-hour flight on Wednesday morning.

[This is water.  A good deal of it.  It’s Lake Le Homme Dieu.  That’s Tolena Point on the left; Government Point on the right.  For further reference, Bug-A-Boo Bay is just off the bottom of the photo.]

[Panning around to the South, we picked up little glare in the window.  We have Le Homme Dieu on the left, Lake Geneva in the center, and a part of Lake Victoria at the far end of Geneva.  The back 9 of the AGC is in the right center.]

[The South end of Big Darling.  Lake Cowdry is left center.  And above Darling are Lakes Stony, Taylor, and Union.]

[Joining the fray are Lakes Brophy (with the island, center top) and Louise (sneaking in on the upper right).]

[Darling Heights Place shoreline to Pristine Bay on the right.]

[The home neighborhood for the past 11 years.  Lake Union across CR 22.]

[I can see my house from 1,000 feet!  The Moby Obie is on the left, to the right of that is Dangerous Dan’s dock, and the supervisor said she was out in the backyard waving at us!  🙂 ]

[A backyard tree.]

[You can see our green steel “+” roof center left, with the aforementioned Lee Norwegian red maple lake side by the Moby Obie.]

[Two other backyard trees.  Can’t fool you, huh?  OK, the top photo of Hume Lake is from blog contributor, Roooggggg, from his recent trip to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.  Then he contributed the “California” (backyard tree), and this is the “Lightning Tree” and “Missouri.”]

[We’re flanked by our red maple on the left and the Lee’s red maple on the right!]

[If the supervisor had run out onto the driveway, we would have seen her!]

[“General Grant”]

[Darling right, Cowdry left.  Brophy above, between left to right are Stony, Taylor and Union.]

[All of Cowdry.]

[Mist Falls in Kings Canyon.]

[Cowdry toward Lake Latoka.]

[Cowdry]

[Cowdry with Brophy in the background.]

[Latoka]

[Latoka]

[AGC President Riley deplanes, as in he “got off de plane.”]

[That was fun!]

[Not willing to cede Kings Canyon and Sequoia totally to Travelin’ Rooogggg, here are my own contributions from 1988 with Basketball Dan.  Yup, “General Grant” 24 years ago – we were both much younger then!]

[Next to the Grand Canyon, the most amazing natural wonders I have ever seen.]

[B’ball Dan passes The Senate.]

[B’ball Dan says, “I’m No. 1!”]

Next up:  More stuff!

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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