I Wish I Were a Pilot

airplane in mid flight

"Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird." -- Neil Armstrong
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My grandson and I were out in the yard, and it was one of those clear, sunny days. It was exciting for Ryan to see and hear so many planes that day. I ran inside the house, grabbed my camera and quickly took a few shots with my Nikon D200. Do you remember dreaming of flying as a kid? Do you like to fly in an airplane and use those frequent flyer miles?!

Sky photos for Blue Monday 

jet plane picture with layers added in photoshop

 "Nothing gives me as much pleasure as traveling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes." -- Alan Rickman
poster of the film Bottle Shock

My daughter was working on the film, Bottle Shock in Napa and she had the opportunity to meet Alan Rickman... an amazing actor. Perhaps you know him from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Alan Rickman plays Steven Spurrier, a British man living in Paris who owns a small wine shop known as the Academie du Vin. It's 1976, and Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman) is struggling to create the perfect chardonnay at Chateau Montelena, his vineyard. Have you seen this one?
Barefoot Books Board Book about a pilot

illustration of railroad tracks and aerial view

dad in a row boat with oars

young boy in an airplane

I Wish I Were a Pilot

Wish your way through race car tracks, wavy seas and even star-filled space. Travelers of all sorts are featured in this imaginative book that includes educational notes about each of the modes of transportation featured in the rhyming text.
Ages 1 to 4 years
Written By: Stella Blackstone
Illustrated By: Max Grover

I Wish I Were a Pilot [ I WISH I WERE A PILOT BY Blackstone, Stella ( Author ) Mar-01-2008

Crafts with Airplanes






So, after a long day with crafts and stories about airplanes, what fun... Well, we stepped outside to see the sunset because the day got in the 80s here in SoCal and this is what we saw!

orange sunset in southern california
A beautiful orange sunset, facing west from my front yard,  textured in Photoshop Elements for Mandarin Orange Monday

Happy reading and have a great week ahead!





“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis
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