One of OUR benefits for his no longer roughing it is that he often brings us goodies back from places he's visited. When he spent two weeks in Alaska earlier in the year, he brought the boys back Deadliest Catch t-shirts. They also received Guantanamo Bay t-shirts from the US military operations there. He brought me Almond biscotti from some bakery in an airport in the Carolinas.
This past week, he flew to Colorado as part of his check ride for PC - Pilot in Command. (That's a status he obtained a several years ago in the Chinook world, but he had to start all over as the new guy when he transitioned to fixed wing.) They arranged for him to do maneuvers at the highest airport in the US. He was a little stressed by it all, but I wasn't worried. He puts his heart and soul into flying and .... oh pardon the pun in advance..... being ALL that he can be! The good news from that trip is that he passed his evaluation and is the company's newest Pilot in Command. The better news from that trip is that he brought ME back a present this time.
Almond Toffee. I'm seeing an almond trend here. ;)
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