The Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club held the biannual summer fly-in at Bull Hill Guest Ranch in northeastern Washington (in alternate years we do the Air Tour which lasts 5-7 days with several stops). John took off in the Champ early in the morning to beat the heat (this was in August!) so he could fly a direct route over the Purcell Mountains to the west of us. I left later in the Beetle to meet the group at the ranch. John landed first at Colville to meet Lynn and Arthur. Arthur flew the Mooney and couldn't land on the short grass airstrip at the ranch. Everyone arrived safely and had a great time at the ranch. There were horseback rides, hiking, skeet shooting, and all food and drink you could possibly want. While at the ranch they took us to the Crown Creek Saloon...a private saloon and party place on the neighbor's place. Some rode horses, some rode in trucks. I took the latter having already ridden earlier in the day. The Crown Creek was quite a place! Besides the saloon, they had a game room and a beautiful private theatre. It can be rented for private parties and there's plenty for kids to do while the adults entertain themselves in the saloon area.
The ranch sits high above the Columbia River and the airstrip is down near the water. I decided to walk out over the hills so I could get a photo of all the airplanes parked on the field. As I walked out, there was a group of horses grazing out across one of the fields. I stopped to photograph them. Notice how that white one is looking at me? He kept watching me as though he was really interested in what I was doing there. I took a few shots and went on about my business to find where I'd be able to see the airstrip. I found it, took some photos and admired the view out over the river. When I turned around to head back to the cookhouse, I nearly jumped out of my skin. There was that white horse standing right behind me. I guess he really was interested because he snuck up right behind me without a noise!!
When we left instead of heading home to Montana, we headed west to Puyallup to pick up Trevor. We left the Champ at the Davenport Airport and headed over the Cascades in the Beetle. We couldn't pick up Trevor for a couple of days as they had some other family things going on. So we took the opportunity to visit with friends, shop at The Container Store and eat at The Cheesecake Factory (my favorite!)