I'm taking to the air today for the first time in two years! This afternoon, I will be flying to Newport to spend a few days with my friends in cooler California. My friend Julie has been there all this month and her husband Dave has been flying in for long weekends. And Glenda, Julie's mom has been there for the last three weeks. I will stay for four days and drive back with my friends on Sunday. I'm looking forward to getting into vacation mode.
If the plane takes off toward the east, I'll get this nice view of Camelback Mountain as we leave Phoenix.