My preferred mode of travel. No TSA, no lost baggage and I can always fly directly to our destination.

Me and my granddaughter on Christmas Eve, 2014. What an absolute sweetheart!

The oldest with her husband and boys at our house on Christmas Day 2014.

My wife sitting in the bow during a late summer afternoon cruise at Lake Lewisville, Texas.

Ground temp at T67 (Hicks Airport, Texas) that July at noon--100F. 

En route to KSEP (Stephenville, Texas) at 4500' and looking forward to some Hard Eight BBQ. Had three hungry passengers with me.

First flying date with my girlfriend, Thanksgiving weekend 1990, who later became my wife and remains my wife to this day. Her first of many adventures in small airplanes.

Serving up my smoked brisket, sausage and ribs at a Kinman family reunion. Not an anti-gunner one in our family.

Don Pyeatt and myself at a book-book signing 21 July 2012 at Fort Worth Meacham Airport and the Veterans Memorial Air Park Museum.

Rummaging around the photo boxes upstairs in the loft/library and found a few pieces of vintage history. Here is my first arrest:

I guess she was used to it, sort of. Surprising number of the men in our family served in the military as well as in law enforcement. Even more surprising is that we all stayed married. I guess there is something to that old myth about women liking handcuffs. . .

Fast forward about thirty years with me and the part-time four-legged partner on the end of his leash. The guy on the sleeve was still pretty new to schutzhund and protection training and was extremely wary of my big east German Doberman--and for good reason as this dog was a notorious crotch biter.

 The wife and our oldest admiring a few of the firearms that have been known to hang around our families from time to time.

Grandpa and granddaughter. One year old in this picture and she's long had me wrapped around her little finger.

And speaking of having me wrapped around her little finger. This is where the granddaughter learned it from--from her mom. 

I am the most blessed man on the planet. Mom, Grandpa, granddaughter and lots of love.

The oldest with her family. There is so much incredible talent in this bunch that it is almost incomprehensible. This was taken after Landyn's first organized soccer game where he was the star and scored five goals. Mom was quite the soccer stud-ette herself back in the day. Dad does it all as does the oldest boy proudly standing behind his little brother.

Christmas 2014 at our place. Bre and her boys. Love personified.

Family shot on Christmas day 2014. Oldest girl and her family. Best Christmas ever.

Early Thanksgiving, 2015. Meet the future Texas Tech baseball All-America.