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MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 07:44 PM Feb 2024

My kiddo and I didn't make it home to our family Super Bowl watch party.

We’re 49er fans through and through. He and I are watching in a hotel room near the Denver airport. The boy and I were down in Colorado Springs so that he could take his admissions flight at ATP Flight School. We flew down on Friday and he was supposed to fly yesterday but CO Springs got a bunch of snow and visibility was zero the whole day. This morning, the sky was clear, the air was cold and he did his admissions flight with a stunning view of Pike’s Peak in the background. We will fly home tomorrow. Sad to not be home tonight but feel fortunate anyway.

Cheers!

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My kiddo and I didn't make it home to our family Super Bowl watch party. (Original Post) MontanaMama Feb 2024 OP
Best to Kiddo! Stinky The Clown Feb 2024 #1
Thanks Stinky! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #2
Congrats! elleng Feb 2024 #3
Thanks elleng. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #9
Enjoy from the hotel room malaise Feb 2024 #4
We are! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #10
staycation! enjoy your hotel vacation BlueWaveNeverEnd Feb 2024 #5
So that's where you've been! 2naSalit Feb 2024 #6
Yes! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #12
I'll let you know what I find out... 2naSalit Feb 2024 #22
Still, though, much to be happy about today. blm Feb 2024 #7
So much to be happy about. Indeed. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #15
You must be bursting with pride, MM! Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #26
Go Niners!!! Nictuku Feb 2024 #8
Yeah baby! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #16
Cheers to you and your son, MontanaMama! Cha Feb 2024 #11
I'm thrilled he will be starting his journey here. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #18
I know.. how wonderful for you to Cha Feb 2024 #20
Isn't it weird Diamond_Dog Feb 2024 #27
Indeed! Except... MontanaMama Feb 2024 #28
Glad you are both safe. Congrats to your boy. riversedge Feb 2024 #13
Sounds pretty nice blogslug Feb 2024 #14
Room Service, Baby! Brother Buzz Feb 2024 #17
What an adventure you two cilla4progress Feb 2024 #19
Here's to adventures! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #32
Congratulations to the kiddo. mountain grammy Feb 2024 #21
Congrats to the kiddo! MLAA Feb 2024 #23
So glad you are safely in a hotel room. It was definitely nasty here yesterday! niyad Feb 2024 #24
Wow! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #29
When does he start training? niyad Feb 2024 #30
We should have the start date MontanaMama Feb 2024 #33
When you do, give me a shout. niyad Feb 2024 #36
You got it. Will do. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #37
Super Bowls can come and go, but how often do you get to take an ATP test calimary Feb 2024 #25
I know he passed but that's all I know. MontanaMama Feb 2024 #34
Better Luck Next Time with the 49ers! DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #31
The Lions had a heck of a season! MontanaMama Feb 2024 #35
Indeed, it was fun to see the Detroit Lions win nearly every game--- DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #38

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
9. Thanks elleng.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:23 PM
Feb 2024

So weird to watch your kiddo take steps to leave home and make their way in the world. It’s a privilege to be part of it.

2naSalit

(88,031 posts)
6. So that's where you've been!
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:01 PM
Feb 2024

Glad to hear things finally cleared up there. I hope kiddo does really well and that you have a safe and pleasant journey home.

I am calling Death Valley NP tomorrow for a welfare check on my pal who is allegedly camping down there. He's supposed to have been in a particular area that is now inaccessible due to road damage so I need to have a welfare check conducted. He went into the park two weeks ago and it's been nothing but the worst rain out there since he got there. I'm thinking he might be stranded out there. Was planning on being gone about a month but conditions don't look too good out there right now... and more rain is coming in a few days.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
12. Yes!
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:26 PM
Feb 2024

Here I am. Been planning and working on this admissions thing for a while.

Okay so that rain in Death Valley is nothing to mess with. I’ve been following it since I’m doing lots of waiting for the boy. My best to your pal. I wouldn’t mind a DM update when you have time.

2naSalit

(88,031 posts)
22. I'll let you know what I find out...
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 09:20 PM
Feb 2024

Anything. They only have a voicemail box for LEO so I won't hear back right way, I'd imagine.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
15. So much to be happy about. Indeed.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:29 PM
Feb 2024

It is a strange and wonderful journey to help your kiddo take his first steps toward independence. I could have told you when he was two that he would fly planes and he’s 18 and been flying for a year. I am overwhelmed with the emotion of it all. How’s my only child.

Diamond_Dog

(32,596 posts)
26. You must be bursting with pride, MM!
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 09:42 PM
Feb 2024

Glad you’re both together and enjoying the game, if under less than ideal circumstances!

He sounds like such an amazing young man. Congratulations to him and TY for sharing your journey with us!

The 49ers owners, the Yorks, are from my area in NE Ohio.

Cha

(299,433 posts)
11. Cheers to you and your son, MontanaMama!
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:25 PM
Feb 2024

Sounds like a beautiful day for your kiddo's admission test.. what an experience for why you didn't make it home for your Family's SB Watch party.

Colorado's my home state and I can well imagine the View!

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
18. I'm thrilled he will be starting his journey here.
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:32 PM
Feb 2024

I really loved CO Springs. It was my first visit there. It’s the big city compared to where I live. Owen had to drive…I get too anxious.

What a gorgeous state!

Cha

(299,433 posts)
20. I know.. how wonderful for you to
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 08:54 PM
Feb 2024

be able to Share that Flying/Driving experience with your Pilot Kid!

Lucky you both!

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
28. Indeed! Except...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 12:11 AM
Feb 2024

I almost cannot handle rising with him in a car. I’d much rather fly with him. The child has a lead foot. That said…I still let him drive.

niyad

(115,064 posts)
24. So glad you are safely in a hotel room. It was definitely nasty here yesterday!
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 09:35 PM
Feb 2024

Glad he got to fly on this sunny day. I would have waved to him had I known!

Safe travels!

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
33. We should have the start date
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:05 AM
Feb 2024

by the time we get home this afternoon. Probably early summer. I am cherishing every moment with him between now and then. And, I’ll be making a few trips down to CO Springs while he’s there to make sure he is thriving…and to buy him groceries.

calimary

(82,053 posts)
25. Super Bowls can come and go, but how often do you get to take an ATP test
Sun Feb 11, 2024, 09:36 PM
Feb 2024

for ANY reason?

There WILL be another Super Bowl next year, and in the years after that, and eventually both of today’s teams will see action again.

But this ATP test is big stuff! Any word on how he did?

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
34. I know he passed but that's all I know.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:09 AM
Feb 2024

It really was a formality since he has his private pilot’s license already. However ATP requires it for admission which isn’t a bad thing, imo. He will spend 5 months in CO Springs and then go to Ogden, UT to complete his commercial license…then to Denver for multi engine training. After that, maybe back to CO Springs to instruct new pilots until he has accrued 1500 hours in the sky and then he can be hired by an airline.

I know that that is more than you asked but I am still learning this process and it helps me to see it in print! Thanks calimary!

DemocraticPatriot

(4,711 posts)
31. Better Luck Next Time with the 49ers!
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 12:35 AM
Feb 2024

Normally, I would have been against KC because "they have won enough Super-bowls already, lately"---
but the MAGAt panic against Taylor Swift made me hope for another victory this year,
just to OWN the MAGAts--- and be able to LAUGH at them for supporting NANCY PELOSI's team!!!!

And they lost. Many Magat heads exploded tonight---
( I hope.... we'll have to wait for the casualty reports...)


I am a Michigander, and a Lions "fan"--- whatever that means--- mostly it means 'continual disappointment'!
One might have established an 'income' by betting against the Detroit Lions, until this year...

I really thought they would finally be in the Superbowl this year, but no... it is what it is.

Anyway, I have a "socialistic view" of professional sports--- I don't believe that any professional team in any sport should be 'allowed' to win the championship for more than 2 years in a row--- at that point they are disqualified, so that other teams will have the opportunity!

lol

So I will not root for the Chiefs next year, regardless of Taylor Swift...


MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
35. The Lions had a heck of a season!
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 11:11 AM
Feb 2024

As a lifetime Niner fan, the Lions were my second pick. Dan Campbell…what a coach! It was fun to follow Detroit this year.

DemocraticPatriot

(4,711 posts)
38. Indeed, it was fun to see the Detroit Lions win nearly every game---
Tue Feb 13, 2024, 02:08 AM
Feb 2024

as opposed to losing nearly every game....

I am not enough of a football expert or fan to explain what happened,
but as a Michigander I have been accustomed to seeing the Lions at the bottom of the standings
for three decades or more.....

lol

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