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The morning started off cloudy.
But there's the sunshine.
Cierra has a new friend, her name is Maxine.
On our way to Telluride.
In memory of Frank Panucci. Frank lost his life July 11th. His friends, family and co-workers have my prayers during this difficult time.
Cierra getting an in-flight massage from Maxine.
Near Telluride, CO.
Great big globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts... or a very green pond.
Rolling hills on the way to Telluride, CO.
Cierra flying high in the sky. About 13,500' elevation. It was very windy, very chilly, very fun.
What's not to love about Colorado?
A little bit of snow.
Cierra's other new friend, Julie.
Cierra and Maxine, enjoying their flight.
We flew high and low, a great flight.
A little more snow.
This reminds me of Alaska, on a much smaller scale.
Bridal Vail Falls.
Pretty water falls.
Headed back to the jobsite.
My favorite pilot. "Hi Honey!".
Crumbling remains of mining near Telluride.
Julie and Maxine with heli-dog, Cierra.
"Get out of my helicopter? I don't think so".
"I'm staying right here".
I was told shooting gophers is illegal in this county. The farms look like fields filled with landmines.