Sunday, May 3, 2015

On a Wing and a Prayer

Saturday we took a drive to Backus Minnesota, 40 miles north of Brainerd on Highway 371.  Tim arranged to meet a guy who was selling a Cessna right wing.  Yes. Wing.  Seems our plane is showing a little age (as we all do) turning the 50 year corner.
 If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you do it hoping that you will succeed although you are not prepared enough for it.  The drive was new to our eyes, but still a bit drab, as spring has not fully sprung in vacation-land. The Backus airport is a neat little grass strip, and I spent some time checking it out with Henry in the hot afternoon sun. I had my camera, but I just could not get the creative juices going.  It was just a yellow, dried out grass strip. We had a friend join us, and he was a friendly old boy...an outdoor dog who must have almost lost an eye at some part of his life.
A picture of the old yellow lab that joined Henry and I as we walked the length of the grass strip

At the other end of the grass strip sat an old Checker automobile





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