Monthly Archives: January 2012

MOM turning 50

1962: This was the year that my mother was born. On January 19th of this month she will be celebrating her birthday, the big 5-0! We had little celebration last week for her since she will be someplace a lot more fun and warm than Ponca City, OK.  We had a great turn out and I appreciate and I know that she appreciates everyone coming over to celebrate her birthday with her.

Day in the air.

Yesterday was a beautiful day to spend flying. January days without cold wind are hard to come by in Oklahoma.

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The G-1000 is pretty neat, makes navigation seem pretty simple.

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Must do all of your pre-flight checks.

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Goodbye Tulsa.

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Picking up our passengers.

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Beautiful Oklahoma sunset.

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Flying in the dark was fun. A tailwind sure makes you get places a whole lot faster!

Passing it on

Yesterday was the first day of spring semester of my second year of medical school. Finally, the last first day of school for me.
I cleaned out my bookshelf to pass my books on to my first year mentee. It was crazy to look at that pile of books and think about the state of mind I was in this time last year. Just have to keep swimming.

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A day on the prairie & in the woods

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We spent part of the morning wondering around the field being stalked by the herd of cows. When they think you are bringing food they will follow you everywhere. We had to be sneaky to get away.
We hid in the bushes, set up the predator call, and Mike used his predator call to try to call the coyotes in. They never showed.
So we went to another field for some target practice.

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Ended up being a fun day of wondering through the pasture, woods, sitting in the tree stand, and hunting armadillos.

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Scotch

Most of the time when you are reading the review of drinks, I think it is mostly different types of wine. Well instead of having a wine tasting party, the men of the Loud family had a Scotch tasting. There are many kinds of scotch and many that are really old. In scotch years, the older you are the more money you cost. It was interesting to listen to the descriptions of the different types of scotch: smooth going down but rough after taste, has a hint of caramel, this one smells like brown sugar, this one has a rustic smell. Here’s the next question: do you drink the scotch on the rocks, with water, or straight? What should you use to cleanse the palate between the different types of scotch? Celery and bread seemed to work well. I think the guys had a good time exploring scotch, maybe since the women of our family like to try different wines, maybe the men will keep up the new tradition of exploring different types of scotch or whiskey? I wonder if you can go to a distillery to tour and have your own tasting?

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