Monday, January 10, 2011


Graham had the most amazing luck!! After church, he begged to go to Grandma and Grandpa Romersberger's house for a while. My mom told him it would be boring b/c she was doing a Bible Study on Esther and my dad was going to take a nap. All the way home, he was teasing that he wasn't sure what to a movie, play rock band or help Grandma with Esther. As they pulled in the driveway, a helicopter flew over really low and circled around. My dad's cell phone was ringing and it was a corn grower from Manito that gets his helicopter fixed over this way and had to go pick it up this weekend. He was wondering if Dad wanted a ride. Talk about being in the right place at the right time!! Dad and Grham hopped in...still in their church clothes and took off!!!! I was talking to mom on the phone when all this happened and we drove out to see the landing! Once in a lifetime experience!!

It landed right in my parents yard

This thing is brand new. He has his old one for sale if anyone is interested!
The blades were still going so it was windy with the whoo whoo whoo noise. It all felt very surreal!
They flew to Meadows and then around to Lake Bloomington around Gridley to find our house :) and then back to my parents.

I have never been in a helicopter so I was quite jealous! I was so thankful that Graham got this experience. He owns quite a few models and remote-controlled planes and helicopters and has learned how difficult it is to take off without crashing!! It was a great afternoon and he didn't even have to help Grandma with her Bible Study!!


  1. That's awesome! I saw them flying around and figured it was photographers taking pictures to try and sell to us country dwellers, that cost a fortune! Glad it was Graham instead:)

  2. That is really, really cool! Thanks for sharing this - so happy for Graham!

  3. That is funny! Andy and I noticed that helicopter flying over Gridley on our way home from church. Little did we know that Graham and Ron were in it. What a neat experience!