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Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-10-2005 20:38

Well I caught up and met with "Bugs" this past Sunday. Great guy! Great Family! Great BIG Family... I almost ran out of 'digits.' =)

They followed me to Butchart Gardens where we left the family and their van, then Bugs jumped in with me. 4 hours or so later we collected the family and met up with my wife Caroline. We all jumped into the van and I took them on a quick tour of Victoria. Didn't have too much time for the tour as they had reservations on the ferry to get off Vancouver Island and back to the lower mainland of BC where they stayed with friends overnite. From there, with a few stops along the way, they were driving back home to California.

When Bugs and I were hanging out we toured the Aviation Museum at Victoria Airport and while we were there they rolled out the Tiger Moth.

The owner climbed in the front seat... the pilot gave the prop a couple of 'pulls' then he climbed in, taxied out on the runway...turned around... and lifted off in front of us and 'dipped' the wings as in a 'wave'...and off they flew. It was very cool. Even cooler when you consider the the front seat... is 82 years old! and the pilot is 84!! Or was it the other way around? Doesn't much matter does it. A couple of guys in their 80's... flying around in a bi-plane kinda says it all I think.

It's an interesting experience this 'face-to-face' thing with someone you've only 'typed' at/with/to.. for several years. Better yet when you come away saying... you would, if the opportunity arose, meet again. 'Friends' you might say. =)

As Wallace said to Gromet it was a 'Grand Day Out' ! =)

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Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: the states
Insane since: Apr 2005

posted posted 05-10-2005 20:48

cooolio! that sounds like lots of fun, my grandpa was a pilot, he died in alaska when he hit another plane, well the plane hit him actualy but hey! =-)

"once i have fought, and now i am dead, but do not worry, for you shall also be deceased"

Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-10-2005 22:17

sounds cool!
ill be in californa this summer myself!

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

Insane since: Jul 2002

posted posted 05-11-2005 05:55


If you expect to be around the Bay Area, let me know. I moved out here a few months ago myself!

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 49 16 North, 123 07 West.
Insane since: Nov 2004

posted posted 05-11-2005 06:34

Whoaa... I live in Vancouver. Never been to Victoria though, ferry ticket's expensive.

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive! So beware...
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-12-2005 05:40

Ok...who lives in Brisbane?

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Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 05-14-2005 18:22

A Grand Day Out indeed!

NoJive and I had a absolutely great time visiting with one another.

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Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

Insane since: Sep 2004

posted posted 05-16-2005 10:08

hey I lived in Vancouver for 6+months and looooooooooooved every minute of it...

I really need an excuse (job) to go back... any thoughts?!


(*I live in London, UK)

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