|Photo by Eddie Price|
Way back when, in the days before email and text messaging, there was the good old U. S. Mail. Nowadays folks call it snail mail. . .
Two weeks ago there was a surprise delivery at Casa La Cottom. An invitation from Brother Price to attend the March meeting of the Tree Top Flyers at Pond Branch Airfield. The menu promised South Carolina oysters and Beaufort stew. . .
If you can't fly, drive. . . My bride and I were on the road by 10:45 Sunday morning.
Why drive when you can fly. . . Three (out of four) early bird arrivals.
Here comes number five. . . A left turn on to taxiway Alpha from Runway 11.
Number seven. . . They made Alpha too.
Taxiway Alpha lineup. . . Two Champs, a Baby Ace, a Rans S-7, and three Cessnas: A 172, a 170, and Brother Price's 1950 140A. Sorry, no pictures of the Cessna 182 and Piper Apache that were parked on the south side of Runway 11.
Oysters. . . From Beaufort, South Carolina.
In the steamer. . . Tree Top Flyer, Bo Fender, was manning the kettle.
Ready for consumption. . . All up weight: 80 pounds. They were quite tasty!
Beaufort Stew: Red potatoes, corn on the cob, smoked sausage, South Carolina shrimp, and secret spices. Tree Top Flyer, Randy Berry, was in charge of the stew. It was perfect!
Tree Top Flyers. . . Chowing down!
Outdoor dining. . . The Pond Branch Airfield restaurant is a classy establishment.
|My bride, Nancy Cottom.|
They even have a courtesy car. . .
|Eddie Price & Libby Berry|
. . . and a desert menu! I'm not sure who made the banana pudding, but it was fantastic!