Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Sweet Ride


“Life with you is like a road trip;
we may not always know where we’re going, but it’s a sweet ride.”

 Sunday morning, Motor Man and I left early on our annual day trip to Reedville. The old homes were decorated beautifully for the Fourth of July.  There really isn’t much to do in that little town, though, so after we cruised Main and took pictures, we headed toward home.

And on the way, we rode by Bay Aviation, which offers aerial sightseeing tours of the area. Motor Man LOVES to fly. Me? Not so much. But it was a beautiful day, and I knew how much my hubby would enjoy seeing the Northern Neck of Virginia from the air.

The plane! The plane!

A quick photo before our flight. “Pardon me, is my fear showing?”

I looked rather official sitting at the instrument panel, wearing my headset.  We all know that looks can be deceiving.


Motor Man insisted I sit up front. He was perfectly happy in the back.

Virginia’s Northern Neck is on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and for a great deal of our flight, we were over the Bay. We flew over The New Point Comfort Lighthouse, which was built in 1805. I must admit, I didn’t know much about it until I did some research earlier today.  Here’s the link to a wonderful web-site with the history of the lighthouse.

Several bodies of water were visible during our tour, including the Severn, the Piankatank and the Rappahannock rivers. There was some smoke in the air from wildfires burning in northeastern North Carolina.

There were just a few boats along this little stretch of beach.

I must admit, as our flight was nearing its end, I was glad to see this come into view.

Other than a tiny bit of turbulence, referred to by our pilot as “air bubbles”,  I really did enjoy the flight.

 Sometimes you have to just put fear aside for a sweet ride.