December 12, 2006

Day 6:
This morning we woke up to high winds and heavy rain in New Orleans. Joe took Warren and I to the airport around Noon, and we sat in the FBO getting weather briefings and watching the weather move in for a couple of hours. Around 2pm, we got a loaner car from the airport and drove a couple of blocks to a bar & grill for lunch. At 3pm, warren and I walked outside to clearing skies and light winds. We headed back to Lakefront airport, obtained another weather briefing from flight service, hopped in the airplane and headed West yet again.

Our flight today was about 3.5 hours, and we watched the sun set towards the last 45 minutes of the flight. The last part of our flight was made at night, on the way to Huntsville, Texas, which is about an hour north of Houston.

Bill & Una Grace, my dad's wife's parents, live in Huntsville and met warren and I at the Huntsville airport when we landed. They treated us to an excellent home-cooked meal, and we will stay the night with them tonight before departing in the morning for El Paso, Texas.