Sunday, June 19, 2011

BBQ and Stories

Yesterday after our inspection we spent the afternoon trying ot update our blog. We weren't able to figure it out so we had Robin help us. Thanks again Robin!! Obviously we have worked out the bugs and are trying our best to do it on our own.

One of the ladies who previously flew in the Air Race Classic is now writing a book about all of the interesting women pilots she has met over the years. She interview us yesterday for about an hour and she listened to our stories about how we came to love aviation. As we were being interviewed we started to gain an audience and soon even more questions were asked by other racers. We really didn't think we were that interesting, but they had a blast none the less. She said we will be in her book, so we will be looking forward to that in the next year or so.

Megan was having problems connecting to the internet on her iPad so we had a courtesy driver take us to an AT & T store in the same mall as the childrens museum. The nice women who took us to the store was originally from France, but is now living in Iowa City, Iowa married to her husband of ten years. She works in a laboratory studying cures for HPV virus (or Cervical Cancer). It has been extremely interesting listening to all of the stories from each individual we have met.

Luckily after our trip to the mall we were able to fix the iPad problem and now we have 3G network anywhere.

After our interview and our trip to the mall we went to the Hanger Barbeque and Dance. Here we ate delicious pulled pork, beans, corn bread, and some giant cookies. At the barbeque we sat with a few of the other college students we had just met. Pictured above are Embry Riddle Daytona, Embry Riddle Prescott, and Purdue. At the barbeque only a few women were dancing. One being one of our Mama Birds (the ladies who have been helping us with questions about the race). It was cute to watch.

Anyone have a guess what this is? We had no clue. We saw this as we were driving to the barbeque. Because it was sprinkling, these people were riding their low rider bicycles down the street with fiberglass covers. This was a sight to see.

Here are more pictures of the barbecue. On the left is Embry Riddle Prescott. And to the right of us is Embry Riddle Daytona.

We are both still very excited and cannot wait for the race to start. T minus 2 days.

We will post about the banquet sometime tommorow. It is Midnight and we have an All Racers Briefing to be at in the morning to go over Flyby procedures.

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