MOTHERS DAY TOUR 2011
Ashcroft Flying Club's Annual Fly In
Organized by Ken Hoshowski
Photos by Dave Dickinson
day started with us meeting at the Petro Canada |
Truck Stop on the west end of Kamloops.
The weather was over cast but was not raining.
Dick Parkes 1938 McLaughlin - Buick & Ken Hoshowski's 1961 Pontiac
Joy Parkes, Marg Hoshowski & Marlene Beddie enjoy a laugh with Chic Buck
as we wait for everyone to arrive.
Ken Hoshowski hands out directions to
John Folley and Craig Beddie on how to get the
airport at Cache Creek
They allowed us to park by the hangers as with the weather being over cast like it was they did not get as many planes flying in as they had expected..
Dick can be seen driving on the air strip.
Dick and Ken wonder if they could trade their Vintage Car in on
the plane as they understood it was for sale
Mayor of Ashcroft Andy Anderson is the owner of this one.
Local Lion's Club had a pancake breakfast.
(Some members did not think it was as good as we have at our Easter Parade)
Marlene Beddie, Marg Hoshowski and Noella Dickinson
enjoying a badly needed warm cup of coffee
Vetern airshow pilot and performer John Mrazek along with his Harvard Mark IV, "Pussycat II" will dazzle audiences, spectators, or anyone watching with a spectacular aerial ballat. With lots of noise, smoke, and skill John's aerobatic performance will bring the entire airshow crowd to a stand still.
Harvard & Yak with a fly by
(L to R) John Foley, Joy Parkes, John Rostron, Dick Parkes, Ken Hoshoski,
Ron & Chick Buck watch as the Harvard does some air manouvers
|After leaving the Cache Creek Airport we travelled highway 97C to Ashcroft then up the hill passing the Highland Valley Copper Mine|
Dick stops at the first view point to over look the tailngs pond
from the copper mine
Noella also gets out to take a look. Weather still over cast
Dam for the tailings pond
Line up cars at the view point over looking Highland Valley Mine site
(LtoR) Ron Buck, John Rostron, Carolyn Obieglo, Ken Hoshowski, Chick Buck, Noella Dickinson, marg Hoshowski, Joy & Dick Parkes with Craig Beddie pointing out different things at the mine site as he had worked up here before retiring from Finning. (Lila Folley staid in the car)
Carolyn and her pup
Marg, Ken, John and Craig
(LtoR) Bryan Vye, Ernie & Marg McNaughton, Irene & Don Lurkins
joind us for lunch at the pub in Logan Lake
Craig, Marg & Ken wait for lunch
I beleive Dick had been out visiting one of the Tourist Rooms
Carolyn as she is about to leave Logan Lake heading for Kamloops
How she actually left. It turns out that her new carb system was not allowing her car to run so it was going back to the mechanic that had installed it last week. As it was a new installation our crew did not want to start working on it so her warranty would not cover it.
The tour ended with lunch.Thanks Ken for organizing a fun day.
It was up to you now on how you wanted go home.
I know Carolyn had not planed her trip the way it turn out.
The day was over cast for most of it with some rain on the way back to Kamloops. The rain did not dampen a great day.