I just thought you would like an update on our trip to Oshkosh that began in 2004 (Ultimate Itinerary: Best laid plans — OSH trip cut short by defective generator, Sept. 17, 2004 issue). We were primed and ready to go in August 2004 for the maiden cross-country trip, after completion of a 12-year restoration of our 1957 Cessna 182A. We left Chehalis, Wash., after a delayed start (the battery was unexplainably dead) and had to land at Richland, Wash., due to generator trouble. Alas, Oshkosh would have to wait another year.
So this year after a year of many successful trips for the $100 hamburger or fish and chips, we decided to again try for Oshkosh. After seeing the USA along the northern route, we landed in Oshkosh for an awesome and exciting 10 days of airplanes and air shows. Our Cessna 182A won the Best Contemporary Classic Award (the Lindy statue is heavy). We came home with many pictures and new friends and glad we could represent the West Coast so well.
Thanks for your initial interest in our plane and the article in the Ultimate Itinerary Contest in 2004.
Mary Jane and Jay Dwight