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Monday, August 15, 2016

Snowbirds - I see them... I think...

Hullo... I was engrossed in the Olympics the other day when... all of a sudden, I heard some jet planes! And remembered... the Snowbirds were in town!!! You know... the planes (not the seniors who head south every winter)... I totally forgot... I made Mama get the camera and...

Oooh... there they are!!

Ah... shoot!!! Missed them!

Mama... get a better camera!

Sigh... you can see the exhaust trail here...

That's a little better... at least you can tell they are planes!

Oooh... ahhh...

And if you really want to know what they look like... here's a news pic...

And... just as I was about to head inside... this earth-shattering roar tore apart the skies and a jet flew right over the house!! A real jet this time... not one of those snowbird things. It came back over but... well... this is as good as it gets...

Turns out it was a CF-18 Hornet... which look like this if you get close enough...

Whew... we now return to our regular scheduled programming (Olympics!)...

4 comments:

  1. When you said "snowbirds" I too thought the senior citizens were back in town. Was there an airshow in your town? We have a troupe similar to the snowbirds called the Blue Angels. They were at the airshow near our house last year but they didn't come this year. I hear they are kind of expensive to get.

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    1. I also thought of the Blue Angels. Those pilots must have nerves of steel, to fly that close to each other. Precision!

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    2. Maybe we can book them for the stuffy convention?

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  2. Those are cool pictures! Since the snowbirds were in town, we assume that your seKretaries also served some delicious ice cream to help celebrate...? (Jerry wanted to know.)

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