Michael Cottam's Photo Galleries
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Getting the plane ready
Getting the plane ready
  Ben being goofy
Ben being goofy
  Lexi and Ben outside the hangar
Lexi and Ben outside the hangar
  Ready to pull it out of the hangar
Ready to pull it out of the hangar
  Can't go without more dancing
Can't go without more dancing
  And throwing rocks on the taxiway
And throwing rocks on the taxiway
  Yep, SOMEBODY's got to pick them up
Yep, SOMEBODY's got to pick them up
 
But wait, we have to do cartwheels first
But wait, we have to do cartwheels first
  More cartwheels
More cartwheels
  Almost ready now
Almost ready now
  More pre-flight antics
More pre-flight antics
  More pre-flight antics
More pre-flight antics
  Now we're ready
Now we're ready
  Jumping for joy that our flight attendant is finally ready
Jumping for joy that our flight attendant is finally ready
 
Out comes my sturdy old reliable plane
Out comes my sturdy old reliable plane
  Careful instructions given to the back-seat passengers, who promptly forgot them
Careful instructions given to the back-seat passengers, who promptly forgot them
  Plotting something evil, no doubt
Plotting something evil, no doubt
  Pretty sure that's Lexi's "who me?" face
Pretty sure that's Lexi's "who me?" face
  Yes, YOU
Yes, YOU
  Islands in the Columbia River
Islands in the Columbia River
  Downtown Portland, heading southwest to Aurora then Lincoln City
Downtown Portland, heading southwest to Aurora then Lincoln City
 
Downtown Portland
Downtown Portland
  Willamette River looking north
Willamette River looking north
  North of Lincoln City
North of Lincoln City
  North of Lincoln City
North of Lincoln City
  Sand spit just north of Devil's Lake golf course
Sand spit just north of Devil's Lake golf course
  Cape Kiwanda and Pacific City
Cape Kiwanda and Pacific City
  Approaching the harbor entrance at Florence
Approaching the harbor entrance at Florence
 
Chained down at Florence 6S2 (necessary with the wind there!)
Chained down at Florence 6S2 (necessary with the wind there!)
  Oh look, a helper!
Oh look, a helper!
  Some of the ground crew dress like it's Flying Wild Alaska
Some of the ground crew dress like it's Flying Wild Alaska
  All set for lunch with grandma
All set for lunch with grandma
  That's WIND, not a hairstyle
That's WIND, not a hairstyle
  Well, I think my plane's handsome anyways
Well, I think my plane's handsome anyways
  Ben, reading full sentences for the very first time, in Traveler's Cove restaurant in Florence
Ben, reading full sentences for the very first time, in Traveler's Cove restaurant in Florence
 
Lexi wielding a tortilla weapon
Lexi wielding a tortilla weapon
  My grandmother at 90, me, and my father in Florence on a glorious sunny day
My grandmother at 90, me, and my father in Florence on a glorious sunny day
  If my boy wants to keep reading now, I'm not going to stop him
If my boy wants to keep reading now, I'm not going to stop him
  Lexi and rhododendrons
Lexi and rhododendrons
  Lexi and rhododendrons
Lexi and rhododendrons
  Lexi and rhododendrons
Lexi and rhododendrons
  Coastline north of Florence, heading back home to Portland
Coastline north of Florence, heading back home to Portland
 
The Oregon coast sure is pretty on a nice sunny day
The Oregon coast sure is pretty on a nice sunny day
  More Oregon coast
More Oregon coast
  Waldport
Waldport
  Seal Rock
Seal Rock
  Seal Rock
Seal Rock
  X marks the spot....in this case, the spot is KONP, Newport's airport
X marks the spot....in this case, the spot is KONP, Newport's airport
  Newport, Oregon
Newport, Oregon
 
Newport, Oregon
Newport, Oregon
  Andrea's parents live down there somewhere
Andrea's parents live down there somewhere
  Andrea's parents live down there in that block of houses I think
Andrea's parents live down there in that block of houses I think
  Yaquina Lighthouse
Yaquina Lighthouse
  Yaquina Lighthouse
Yaquina Lighthouse
  Looking back towards Newport
Looking back towards Newport
  Looking back towards Newport
Looking back towards Newport
 
Mount Hood, of course
Mount Hood, of course
  Oregon City falls
Oregon City falls
  Mount Hood again, I think...hard to tell, ALL the mountains were out today
Mount Hood again, I think...hard to tell, ALL the mountains were out today
  Mount Hood
Mount Hood
  Our overall route Troutdale to Florence and back
Our overall route Troutdale to Florence and back
  Florence arrival and departure
Florence arrival and departure
  Troutdale departure and arrival patterns
Troutdale departure and arrival patterns


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