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July 27, 2003

Oshkosh Report: Day Three -- Saturday

My first full day here.

The wind was blowing like crazy here this morning. The weather said it was 17 knots, gusting to 27. That's like 22 mph/32 mph. It was blowing.

My tent was holding up well, although it was flexing in the wind in a sometime unnerving way.

[By the way, the area around my tent doesn't look like that anymore. Most all of the space around me is filled with campers now. Sun afternoon.]

I rode my bike down the the convention grounds to see what was up. This is becoming a tradition for me. They don't usually let bikes into this area, but it's still so early that no one is checking.

There are people setting up all over. The convention is still three days till opening, so most things are far from finished.

Later in the day I hook up with the AirVenture Today folks. Most of these people I've been working with every summer for 6 years now. It's become a very pleasant family of aviation-loving, writers and photographers. Fun people, nice people.

Later, Saturday evening we all gather, at the home of one of the photographers who lives here, for an annual welcome dinner. He lives on the lake just north of the field and we have a great evening catching up, eating and drinking.

Posted by jghiii at July 27, 2003 04:33 PM
Posted by: george on July 29, 2003 06:35 PM

Your tent must look tiny along all the Motorhomes now, how about posting a picture of what it looks like now.

Posted by: Jack on July 29, 2003 06:48 PM

George, I plan to. Stay tuned.

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