It was a perfect autumn afternoon to take flight—and so we did! The result was a birds-eye view of how the construction looks from afar.
We departed the La Crosse Regional Airport around 4:30, making our way west from the Mississippi River through the Root River Valley toward Lanesboro. Friends Drake and Carol (both pilots) were wonderful hosts for our hour-long flight—it was a sightseeing adventure for all of us, taking in the colors and patterns of the landscape, the undulating course of the river, and the landmarks that are becoming more and more familiar with every trip to the house.
Most importantly, it put the house in perspective; its proximity to the river, alignment with nearby fields, positioning toward the sun.
From this vantage point we see that the house framing and roof sheeting are nearly complete, the late afternoon shadows are getting ever longer, and the land is prepared for reestablishing native prairie.
Above left, our flying chariot; on right, John, Carol, Nancy, Drake.
More pictures will be coming soon!