30 October, 2011

Blue Angels = No Work!

I took these pictures standing in my driveway or 5 houses down by the park.
Randolph AFB, which is 3 miles from my home had an Air Show this weekend.
Living by an AFB gives us our little dose of reality.
At 6:30 am, we hear Reveille.
At 5:30 pm, we hear Retreat.
And at 10:00 in the evening, we hear Taps.
I'm pretty sure that troops all over the world have these same traditions.

They're very impressive to watch, and I apologize for the bad pictures, but I only have a point and shoot.
When these guys fly, they're cruising.
They're also rather loud.
My husband used to tell the girls when they were younger that the sound of those jets flying overhead was
"the sound of freedom".
You can hear them, but you have no idea what direction they're coming from until they're right over the house. 
I got one shot per pass...sometimes.
I really couldn't see the little screen on my camera either.  As you can see, it was a gorgeous, sunny, day!

This following shot is taken over our neighbor's house.
Buck was born on April 29, 1918.
He still volunteers every day at the clinic on base!
This is the same view we have of the 4th of July fireworks.
Small town America, you've gotta love it!

A few other aircraft I was able to run out in time to capture!

These guys were so pretty.
They reminded me of colorful birds.


Blue Angels
Needless to say,
I haven't gotten much work done this weekend.
ann marie 

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