Tuesday, March 25, 2008
The Perfect Day
If Hunter could do it all over again, he would be a pilot. He loves airplanes, gliders, helicopters, space shuttles, UFOs; you name it...if it flies, it fascinates. He has spent countless hours at the point of the mountain flying his various gliders and radio control planes. In fact, we both got a kick out of Grandma Lifferth's description of Grandpa Lifferth, as quoted by Tanna in her book Love, Mom. She said, "My girl friend and I found Henry Lifferth to be attractive, but I could see that he was more interested in building model airplanes than he was in girls." I'm not kidding when I say this same statement could apply to Hunter; he loves those airplanes!
So when Nathan told us he'd be flying to Ruby's Inn and offered to take Hunter with him, my husband was overjoyed. He thought it was too good to be true, and wouldn't allow himself to believe it would actually happen. When the moment of truth finally arrived, it was like Christmas...he was so stinking excited! It was super cute.
We picked up Uncle Richard on the way and met the Rigby's at the airport. The plane was gorgeous...so sleek and aerodynamic. Esther and I admired the craft, then said goodbye to our hubbies and headed south.
This is us, praying the beautiful plane delivers its precious cargo safely:
Esther and I left a good thirty minutes before the mavericks took off, and yet they arrived roughly two hours before we did! Can you imagine being able to fly whenever you wanted to go to southern Utah? My parents would get so sick of me! :)
Anyway, here are some of Hunter's sweet shots from the sky. What a view!
The illustrious pilot:
Bryce Canyon Airport
The Greeting Committee
The Rigbys prepare for the journey home
A big HUGE thank you to the Rigbys, for making Hunter's dream come true. You guys totally rock. We love you!