Previously: “Why not wait until we got back?”
“OK,” Larry replied, “Why?”
“Because RW Boomer just completed the illustration of a P51D-5NA, the first with the improved visibility of a bubble canopy. It had some issues with what they call ‘lateral stability,’ which was corrected in the P51D-10NA—like the one Linda is flying. That gives us three of the more common P51 variants for the museum.”
“So—essentially what’s happening here is with this conversation, we’re bragging about RW Boomer’s illustrating skills—RIGHT?”
“That about sums it up.”
Season Eleven—Adventure 4—Cap—Episode 9: The Historic Air Force airplanes were home and soon the maintenance crews would begin the task of checking their airplanes—the pilots only borrow their airplanes, after all!
For their part, the pilots were tired, but happy the mission ended a complete success—all headed for home—save one, “Is there a hotel nearby?”
“Fahgedaboudit, Cuzzin,” Boomer said, “You don’t want to check-in to the closest motel, Linda—trust me. I have a hide-a-bed at my place for tonight. We can make permanent arrangements after the party.”
“Yup, a ‘coming home’ party tomorrow morning for Cap at Silverthorn’s Café.”
“Any ideas about a permanent place?”
“How do you feel about boats?”
“I like boats, why?”
“You’re familiar with Canal Park in Duluth?”
“You know I am…”
“And Crabby Ol’ Bill’s?”
“I know of a similar boat fixed-up as a houseboat. I’ll show it to you after breakfast.”
All the rest went directly home to grab some sleep—save Chris, Sandra & Mandy, who held a short celebration to honor Mandy’s great work as a spotter… the acknowledged hero of the search.
Meanwhile—In 1934 White Bear Lake, Minnesota…although Prohibition had ended in 1933, they were small-time Prohibition-Era gangsters, still working the system, switching from booze to gambling—they were about to get hit as they were enjoying their vacation on White Bear Lake. It seems they ran afoul of Ma Parker and her bunch—with Parker believing they were trying move on their operations…
…at least one of them should look outside…those cars outside are NOT theirs.
Thus ends Adventure 4…But our story? To be continued…