Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

It's been a good Father's Day. We started things off with a short flight to Stanton Airfield for their Father's Day Fly-in, an annual event for the Mibus Family. Stanton is located near Northfield, Minnesota and the field holds a lot of history. Open since 1942 when it was owned by Carleton College to train pilots for WWII, the grass strip airfield is on the National Register of Historic Places. It's also one of our favorite places to fly to because it's close, there are two huge grass strips to land on and they have ice cream in the freezer and the old-fashioned pop machine. Pretty much a perfect airport, if you ask me.


There's an exhibit about Stanton Airfield opening at the Northfield Historical Society on Thursday called "Historic Stanton Airfield - Where History Touches the Sky." It sounds like it will be a cool exhibit and I believe it will be up at the Historical Society until late August. Not sure about the details but you can find details about the opening event at Northfield Patch. The reception starts at 6:00. I plan to attend.


As for other news, I'm happy to report that my latest travel story, a Going Places piece about Jordan, Minnesota, Stop, Shop and Stroll, was published in the Star Tribune's travel section today. Check it out when you get a chance.


Time to run. Owen and Rose just got back from a short flight for fuel with the Pacer. Rose navigated for Owen using ForeFlight and our iPad. Something new for us to learn, this ForeFlight stuff, but it's working well so far. More on that later.


Time to get back to enjoying Father's Day. Hope you fathers out there had a great day!



2 comments:

daretobecome said...

Your travel stories are wonderful. Do you go to these places and then write about them?

Myrna CG Mibus said...

Yes. I'm familiar with the town before I pitch the idea to my editor. Once they say "yes" to the idea I go back to the town to check things out in more detail.