I washed my truck Tuesday afternoon for the first time in about two years. Of course, that had my back out of commission yesterday and on the narcotics. I'd be having the time of my life if it wasn't for the pain. My excitement now consists of giving away money and drinkin'. Anyway, the truck looks good. It ought to, it's got less than 11k miles after ten and a half years.
FWIW, John Denver died at 53 in 1997 He died on the afternoon of October 12, 1997, when his light homebuilt aircraft, a Rutan Long-EZ with registration number N555JD, crashed into Monterey Bay near Pacific Grove, California, while making a series of touch-and-go landings at the nearby Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Why would a pilot make a series of touch-and-go landings? Practice? Fun? Testing the aircraft?
Usually it would be practice, but they can also be fun. Touch and go's are handy as landing approaches require one align with the runway properly at the correct altitude and descent rate. Dealing with crosswinds can also be a variable factor that one should get good at, and certain runways can offer somewhat different challenges as well.