This Christmas the wife and I spent a few days in Victoria, B.C. Lovely city.

En route we stopped by a couple places to look at some old relics - aircraft under restoration.

First stop was the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field to see their new hangar and the Stuka being restored.

The wife really was captivated with the "before" and "after" parts being restored and assembled.

The following day we took the ferry to Sydney, and stopped by the B.C. Aviation Museum to look at the Lancaster.

This was the first time I've come this close to a real Lanc. Unfortunately, it may take 10 years before being restored to flying condition. Here's the full story.

AS for the rest of our trip, it was great. But as usual, it's always good to be back home.

Happy New Year to all.