Idaho Flying Trip August 23, 2016
Today was the first day of my trip to Idaho. I got a late start. i'd hoped to take off by 9 o'clock but I actually took off at 11:50 AM. It took longer to finish packing the airplane than I thought and I had to remove the cowling and fix the engine baffling. The propeller shop put it back together wrong. I encountered bad weather in Illinois and had to stop for the night in Mt Vernon about 300 miles earlier than I planned. It turned out to be a fortuitous stop. The airport was beautiful and the people were very friendly. They recommended a great hotel and got me a very good discount. They also loaned me a courtesy car and invited me to dinner at the local barbecue place which was very good. Here are some pictures of the trip to Illinois.
|It was cloudy over the NC mountains but cleared up when I crossed into Tennessee.||Clouds and rain appeared near Evansville IA so I diverted to Centralia for fuel. Asked about a hotel there but they suggested Mt Vernon about 13 miles SE since it had nicer hotels.|
|Mt. Vernon IL Airport KMVN||Drury Inn Mt. Vernon IL|