Birdseye view

My cousin had asked if we’d like to have a ride in his helicopter. Um, yes! Yesterday was the day.

Matt and Madeline were totally stoked about it. Me & Olivia & Rafe were a little more on the fence. Rafe thought he might do it if he had “muffins” for his ears, but in the end he decided against it.


Matt getting in

It was a very cute little helicopter, just big enough for the pilot and one passenger.


Matt going up


Madeline coming down

I was on the fence – I hate flying in general – but the photo opportunity was just too much for me to pass up. And I was so glad I went, it was a blast! It wasn’t scary, and it didn’t make me motion-sick or anything! The view was incredible.

The only time I got a little nervous was when we stopped for fuel. To fuel up, Tim had to land the helicopter on a platform built on a flatbed trailer. Then he started cranking on various knobs and such. Then he looked at me and said, “I’ve got everything locked down, you shouldn’t take off.” And then he left me, alone, in the helicopter, perched on a suddenly very small platform on the back of a truck, with the helicopter still running!

Um, shouldn’t take off?!?

But all was well. He’s a pro.

In this next picture our house is about right in the middle.

Our house again

And our pasture

Cows (& Star) in the pasture

Our house, and garden to the left. The garden has been very slow getting going this cold, wet & busy spring.

House, with the meat wagon parked in front.

My favorite picture of the day…garden, pasture, creek. The broiler chickens are in the upper right.

Olivia going up.

Thanks again, Tim! We enjoyed it so much!

1 year ago:

Checking in

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7 Responses to Birdseye view

  1. Suzanne says:

    Wow, that's very cool. It's a very small helicopter. It looks like a toy. – Suzanne

  2. Susan says:

    Great pictures! Just found your blog. Originally from Iowa, so this is a treat.

  3. Rurality says:

    I would have been scared to death, but how cool that is to see your place from the air!

  4. That looks like fun! And you really need to frame a couple of those pictures…Kris

  5. Woody says:

    What fun! And what a nice cousin to share his "toy" with ya'll

  6. Jeannelle says:

    Wow….looks like fun! Nice house and impressive garden!

  7. Oh, that looks like it was fun! I got to ride in one once — last year at the county fair. I was actually scared to go (the helicopter had no doors) but for some reason I HAD to go and…I had the time of my life! Even more special — my 10 year old grand daughter was with me!