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Sunday, December 19, 2010

 

House Full of Toys 2010

Sendero Group was at the Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys benefit concert for the 4th year to help promote adaptive technology and to represent donations from HumanWare, HIMS and Sendero Group.


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

 

Sea plane trip from Orcas to Seattle

Our trip back from Orcas Island to Sacramento included a sea plane ride to Seattle and then Southwest for the long leg home. Having never been in a sea plane, I was curious to check it out. It felt like our mini van with wings
on it, probably narrower but a bit longer. I could touch the wings while standing on the dock. There were 4 rows of seats including the pilot's row and 2 people sat in each row.

The best part was no fuss. The plane pulled up to the end of the dock. They tossed our bags in the hold. We climbed in, got a 30 second safety speech and off we went.

Because of strong winds higher up, we flew from 100 to 500 feet for most of the 76 mile flight. Both the water and air were very smooth. When we reached the Seattle shoreline, we went up to about 1600 feet. I assume this was so we didn't bother the residence with the noise of the plane. We kept at a speed of 120 to 130 miles per hour. The points of interest gave me an idea of what towns were to either side of us. Since we were only about 2 or 3 miles from the shoreline, I could even hear what streets were nearby.

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