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Monday, July 2, 2012

Great American Aviator

One day down, one to go, and we get to celebrate our independence.

Back home just enough time for a home cooked meal before heading off to the soccer field.  Kyle has summer league.  Time sure fly's.

(Reuters) - Seeking to chronicle Amelia Earhart's fate 75 years after she disappeared over the Pacific, researchers prepared on Monday to look for wreckage of her airplane near a remote island where they believe the famed U.S. aviator died as a castaway.

This day in history "On July 2, 1937, the Lockheed aircraft carrying American aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan is reported missing near Howland Island in the Pacific. The pair were attempting to fly around the world when they lost their bearings during the most challenging leg of the global journey: Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island, a tiny island 2,227 nautical miles away, in the center of the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Itasca was in sporadic radio contact with Earhart as she approached Howland Island and received messages that she was lost and running low on fuel. Soon after, she probably tried to ditch the Lockheed in the ocean. No trace of Earhart or Noonan was ever found."

Instead of driving to the field, I opt to bike it.  A 20 minute bike ride is a nice break on a seasonably warm summer eve.  The ride back, I beat the car...albeit with a jump on departure.

Some fresh guacamole for a snack, and we settle in for the night watching second half of Hells Kitchen, and Americas got talent.

Photo of the day "Great American Aviator"


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