Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Monday, November 23, 2015

Followed the Colorado all the way to the coast today.  Stopped for a short break at Bay City KBYY.

UT Austin. Hook 'em Horns!




Bay City

STNP. Still there. Still producing 5% of Texas's electricity.

Matagorda. One branch of the river ends at Matagorda Bay.

Intercoastal waterway in the foreground.

Ending at the Gulf of Mexico.

Took a break at KBYY

Lots of cool bridges cross the river.

Fayette County coal generation plant

Coal unfortunately still accounts for 28% of Texas's electricity. Hydroelectric is less than .01%.

A recent fire started at the base of the C.

KAUS, aka Austin Bergstrom

Downtown Austin

Sunday 11/22

Also flew with Max on Sunday.  We went to Lampasas, San Saba, and returned via Lake Buchanan.  So I've flown almost the entire length of the Texas Colorado.

While we were at Lakeway, this plane announced a right pattern and a low pass.

We have a couple of local kids who hang out and take pictures. He was able to figure out it was N337GU, a Polish manufactured twin turbine amphib. Later when Max and I were entering the pattern at Lampasas, 337GU was also there, doing a right pattern low pass.