About Us...

About Us...
This is our travel blog... our electronic travel journal you could call it... documenting our journeys to new & different places. I called our blog, 'Tree Top Flyin'... a Jimmy Buffett reference that reminds me of traveling, & the adventures to be had with our newly acclaimed 'IFR' Pilot & his plane. We're a non-traditional family - living in non-traditional ways... and I love it that way. For the four of us life is quick & distinct... it's unique and adventuresome - but it's also very normal. We have angst, & we have laughter. We have pain and we have greatness. We're happy, and we're whole...this family, that is mine.

Lubbuck, Houston, Dallas, Santa Fe - Sept 3-7, 2008

Road-Tripping in The Sky

This was our first, and not last - road-trip... only we took Vector-ways instead of Highways. Jim flew us from Salt Lake City - to Lubbuck, TX - to Houston, TX - to Dallas, TX - to Santa Fe, NM - back to SLC. Whew!

There was nothing in Lubbuck... we just had to stop for fuel and lunch. The FBO's (private airports) typically have what they call a Courtesy Car. It's a car they'll let pilots borrow for an afternoon - or sometimes overnight. Check out how courteous they are when designating a car for the job...

Stylin'Jim swore this suburban smelled like one of the trucks on his Dad's ranch. Dust, anti-freeze, sun-stroked vinyl. I swore it smelled like the carpool-car I rode in on the way to orchestra practice in 6th grade. Maybe the 80's had a smell!?

Next stop - Southern Shred... Jim's Houston shred-biz. We spent two nights here. Jim worked, and I played - big surprise. I did a kickboxing class with Carolyn (Jim's partner's wife), and explored the city with my friend, TomTom.

After Houston we headed to Dallas to see Jim's friend Mark. Mark is the CEO of a pharmecutical company - and Jim has recently invested some time & money into its' success. So again - Jim worked and I played. Gosh, I sound like a loser! Me & Tom.

Jim & Marcus

When we left Dallas - I had this huge heart-set on Santa Fe. Weather permitted... so we headed that way! We visited The Georgia O'keefe/Ansel Adams Museum and watched a very 'interesting' parade. Ate great food from a rooftop deck, spent the night at an authentic boutique hotel, and took a stinky cab back to the airport in the morning.

Georgia O'Keefe
Two Bloomers

The Parade

The End

1 comment:


Is that a donkey in the parade? I bet good seats were hard to come by at that parade. hehehehee!