Flat Caleb Gets High

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WelcomeIt was another glorious day, and Caleb really wanted to go to the airport. He's been asking all week to see our Beechcraft Baron, so off we went. N17577 is hangared at Martin State Airport at Strawberry Point.

Strawberry Point Road sign 

 Sixty years ago the area was buzzing with activity as the Glenn L. Martin Company turned out planes for World War II including over 500 B-29's, one of which was the Enola Gay.  The company also produced seaplanes and amphibians, and you can still see the launching ramps that run down to the water of Middle River.

These days the airport is home to the Maryland Air National Guard's enormous C-130 transports and a squadron of A-10 fighters. On the other side of the field is the general aviation area where we hang out. 

Caleb was excited to see all the activity, and he hopped right up to try out the plane's interior. The headphones and seatbelt were a little big for him, but he didn't complain. What a trooper.

With MR

Headphones

 Seatbelt

Next he investigated the instrument panel and even got up for a view through the windshield.

PanelWindow


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually, Caleb thought the outside was more exciting.  His personal pilot, TLH (Margaret's Lovely Husband) gave him a tour of the aircraft. 

For a flat dude, Caleb has pretty good balance, as he proved by posing on the prop…what a showoff!

NewsCopter

With Lee

On Prop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As much as he liked the plane, Caleb couldn't resist checking out the local news helicopter.  He figured they sent it to cover his visit. Will there be film at 11:00 on Channel 11's Live, Local, Latebreaking newscast?


StatueSecurity

 

 

After that much excitement we needed some lunch, but made one last stop for Caleb to get a close look at this sculpture of boy with his airplane - Caleb liked being with someone more his size. He made me sneak into a private office for this shot, but then we saw this sign. Uh, oh!

 

 


Baltimore is famous for great seafood,especially steamed crabs, so we took him to lunch at By The Docks. Caleb had an exciting encounter with a Chesapeake Bay crab but came away with all his arms and legs intact. Whew!  

Big CrabBy the DockMenu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Caleb Gets High

Tiptoe Through .... with Caleb

 Why Do You Have Caleb In Your Pants?

Flat Caleb Arrived in Baltimore

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Sarah Cooper
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Hi, Margaret!  Lovin' this!!  When I saw the title of your post I thought, "Oh, no!" -- we had a problem with Flat James and a bottle of wine .... you'll see later!!  Those boys can NOT hold their drink! 

The picture with the crab is just too funny -- he actually looks worried!

Caleb's getting to do all kinds of cool things with you!  He's not going to want to leave!

May 02, 2007 05:30 AM #2
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Caleb Mardini
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Once again I am totally jealous of Flat Caleb!  Although taking a ride on the OUTSIDE of a helicopter isn't my cup of tea! :)
May 02, 2007 05:55 AM #3
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Colleen Kulikowski
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too cute....
May 02, 2007 05:59 AM #4
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Dan, standing on the prop was as close as we get to sky diving. Remember we don't leave a perfectly good airplane! With Caleb's charming personality, he made friends with that crab right away.

Sarah, No booze while flying!  If there is a bottle..there is NO throttle! Or  '12 hours bottle to throttle', or something like that.....

Caleb, Having a great time. Try and Google "Flat Caleb". While explaining to a client, she went to google. We came up # 1.

May 02, 2007 06:54 AM #5
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Colleen, Thanks for  creating this cuteness. Did you see how we slipped the Strawberry into the Fruit  Group? 

 

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May 02, 2007 07:11 AM #6
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Jim & Maria Hart
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Flat Caleb is really living an exciting life!  Good thing that was a friendly crab :)

May 02, 2007 07:50 AM #7
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Jim and Maria, Thanks for stopping by. You must have plenty of those crabs in SC.

 

May 02, 2007 08:21 AM #8
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Margaret, you are having waaaaay too much fun with flat Caleb! Did he go on a listing with you yet? Maybe you can put him out by the sign with some flyers, assuming he's not to high:)

May 02, 2007 12:55 PM #9
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Margaret...

On the tip of my tongue I have a wisecrack that has something to do with high flying crabs :)  

I think I need that ice again. LOL. Ouch!

TLW...ROAR!

May 02, 2007 01:05 PM #10
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BB, Ohhh...that's what I have been forgetting .. listings. Better think about sending Flat Caleb on to Mariana.

Open House this weekend. Maybe I will have him handing out flyers..

TLW, I am very very proud of you! Keep the ice close by! Did you notice what I named Lee in the post above. Thanks for allowing me to copy you!

Thanks, you two, for your support!

May 02, 2007 01:53 PM #11
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Margaret,

How do you keep coming up with this stuff?  You're a riot!

Lucky :)

May 02, 2007 01:57 PM #12
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Thanks Lucky! Just having so much fun.
May 02, 2007 02:11 PM #13
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Sharon Simms
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Margaret - so glad Flat Caleb is having such a good time. Nice of your husband to take him flying with you both.
May 02, 2007 04:04 PM #14
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Margaret - thanks for the entertaining post. Looks like you guys had fun.
May 02, 2007 04:05 PM #15
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Sharon, Yep, my husband is pretty special!!

Cyndee, Lots of fun.

May 03, 2007 12:33 PM #16
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Neal Bloom
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Hi Margaret,

I didn't see this post and did not know you even had Caleb.

Why wasn't this featured?

Very nice, love the plane!

May 04, 2007 08:15 AM #17
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Margaret, What is going on with all the flat people? Flat Caleb, Flat Ben, what next Flat Santa? Very funny Margaret thanks for sharing your humor.

Good Day!! have a cup of java and a smile on me :)

May 05, 2007 06:50 AM #18
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Duayne,  Colleen's post,  What does Matt, Caleb, Ben, Jonathan & James have in common with Flat Stanley?  was the beginning.Take a look at the  Active Rain Flat Stanley Projects

This will explain this fun we are having on the Rain!

May 05, 2007 09:35 AM #19
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Very Inventive and a great pictorial essay!  Well done... well done.
May 10, 2007 01:07 AM #20
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Allison, Thanks this is fun.

Everyone should read your blog.Without A Word  I loved it! Congratulations.

May 10, 2007 03:24 AM #21
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