I headed to the airport today with the intention to do a bit of work on the aircraft. But, it was such a beautiful day that the closer I got to the airport the more interested I was in going flying instead. RV-7A builder Jim M. was at the airport, so I threw him in the back seat and we did a short cloud chasing flight. We tried as hard as we could, but those puffy cumulous clouds kept coming, and in the end we gave up and headed back to the airport.

Tomorrow, Terry and I plan to head across the border to the EAA Chapter 486 Fly-in Breakfast at Fulton, NY. I want to exercise all the cross border procedures before the big trip to Oshkosh, as it is much better to learn about any issues now than when on the way to Oshkosh. I haven't flown a private aircraft across the border since before the 9/11 attacks. I've crossed the border dozens of times since then, but our Dispatch folks have always taken care of all the customs details. They are a lot more cooperative with government aircraft than they are with private aircraft.