Today, at last, my wife tried out one of the Christmas presents I got her: a flying lesson out of Midway Airport, which is the airport nearest our house.
She had been in small planes a couple of times before, but she had never gotten behind the wheel, or joystick, before.
She said she was nervous taking off and landing, but apparently she did fine, and she had some great views, especially because it was a sunny day.
Only one lesson was booked.
But she said she could get hooked.