Thursday, June 23, 2011


Thursday, June 23: Zapata Re-Set

After the previous day’s deluge, Thursday began the process of “re-setting”.  That is, the rain tapered off to a drizzle before finally producing a fabulous late-day sky of cumulus clouds suggesting that Friday will again have flyable conditions.  Taking advantage of the off-day Russell flew the Scout out to Houston to finish up the sailplane tow-hook installation, while in Zapata the inmates killed time sorting gear, fantasizing routes, bickering on the internet, and pursuing mammals.  Late in the afternoon we intended to repair to the Lakefront Lodge’s swimming pool for evening cocktails.  However the pool had been over run by some good ole boys cranking country music from a pick up truck that featured buckshot holes in the side resulting from a shotgun blast by his brother.  A family disagreement, apparently.

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