"If you do decide to take over," Dayle said,
It was a take it or leave it deal; they took it.
had worked with me on the Houston Execu-
tive Airport. David was a former real estate
developer, a great researcher, and a loyal
friend, all of which made him a perfect buddy
for exploratory road trips. When we arrived
was no telling what kind of terrain we might
encounter--we scuttled down the muddy
easement road along the border of the Zschi-
esche property. Aprils could be wet in Central
Texas and this April was no exception. The
county had received a good soaking a week
or so ago and now marshy pools of water dot-
ted the road like giant brown polka dots. We
drove slow and avoided getting sucked into
one of the larger polka dots, and fifteen min-
utes later we pulled up next to the flight office,
parked, and I took my first step onto Bird's
Nest Airport property.
Photo courtesy of David Hannah III.