Heh. I thought I was going to Roach Harbor with some friends for dinner. We ended up in Roche Harbor, which is a way more appetizing sounding place. Here is a webcam of Roche Harbor that shows you what it looks like at this very minute!
So, my friend Karl's brother is a pilot and he flew us up there. It was about a 20 minute trip. Really pretty, charming place. We walked around, took a few pix, had dinner and watched them retire the colors, which basically means they played music, shot off a cannon and took down the Washington, Canadian and US flags. It's very ritualized and was pretty interesting.
On the way back, I was allowed to "fly" the plane. Basically, I held onto the steering wheel for about 2 minutes. It was dark and cloudy and I couldn't figure out which instruments he was telling me to watch. But it was fun! (although I couldn't stop thinking of JFK Jr. I mentioned him to the pilot and he said "what a waste of a great plane". Hmmm....)
Posted 9/18/2006 03:20:00 PM