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July 28, 2010

These days, everything is expensive.


Quality material is EXPENSIVE.

A professional’s time and labor is EXPENSIVE.

My life held in the hands of a complete stranger is VERY EXPENSIVE.

Luckily I knew the stranger.

Pilot Matt Ellis

And thanks to investing in winning a raffle drawing, my first helicopter ride was NOT expensive.

I’ll tell you what it was though…


Catalina Island was our destination!  Matt and fellow pilot, Mike Toland were our guides.

I’m just going to let the videos and pictures speak for themselves on this one.

Pre-Flight action shot!

This is NOT your dummy dashboard.

Pray for one of these to come looking for you if you’re ever stranded somewhere.


So long west coast!


Catalina Island = Super Mario Bros. GIANT WORLD

I guess we had to come back some time…Hello Palos Verdes!



Nothing to explain.

A million thank you’s to Matt and Mike and Orbic Helicopter Tours for taking such extraordinary care of us.


A helicopter tour is WORTH saving for!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2010 11:51 am

    Ah… mazing! I love all the aerial pics, of course (in fact, Smithsonian HD Channel is currenty airing a series, “Aerial America” and I just saw the one on California) — but you: just too much. (Has anyone ever told you, you should be an actress/model/performer?)

  2. July 29, 2010 3:37 pm

    I wanna ride in a helicopter! When’s my turn? Great shots, Alisa!!!

  3. Rowe permalink
    July 30, 2010 5:46 am

    Looks lovely, and you are as gorgeous as ever.

  4. August 6, 2010 10:48 pm

    Can we please put the last pix up on the fridge – it really is fridge worthy.

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