This is Masters Week in the CSRA.
It is difficult to explain what it is like living in the influence of this event….but that is a good thing. Blogging buddy Jenny Wright sums it up pretty good here.
This is the fourth year in a row that one of our daughters went with the same friend….an official tradition. (Second year in a row I did not go) Lots of stories over the years and if you care to read them, just put “Masters” into my search box.
But, the reason for this post….
Twice most days, I drive by the Aiken Municipal Airport, (KAIK). I noticed this past week that there seemed to a lot more corporate jets there than in previous years. It was then I remembered that it was probably a result of the recently installed ILS, (Instrument Landing System).
This morning, I had some errands to run and I detoured over by the airport and pulled in a parking lot right at the treshold of the primary runway and watched the planes land. It reminded me of when I was a very young boy and my father and I would go over to KEWR and pull on the grass, watch the planes and eat chips and drink soda. Back in the early 1960’s, it was a relatively small airport, not the city it is today. I remember the Super Constellation was the big plane of the day.
Some days, after the airport, we would go over to Port Newark and walk among the big cargo ships…literally on the docks, stepping over the huge ropes that hold the ships in place. I am pretty sure one could not get that close today….
Those were some of the cool things my dad did with me…simple, but I remember them almost fifty years later.