Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ohhhh! Airplanes!

This past weekend was Fleet Week in San Francisco, and the sunshine returned to give us a gloriously clear skies.

Back in high school a trip into SF on this particular weekend meant only one thing to me... MEN IN UNIFORM! oh how I still swoon. You see, I was in the marching band (go ahead and snicker), and to top that off, I was in the color guard as well. Up until my senior year, we played off color guard as a spirit team so I got to wear a cute little cheerleader outfit. Of course we just hated to be stuck wearing these cute little outfits around downtown SF with all these sailor boys... oh just hated it!

Now adays, I pack us up and head to the crowded city for more then just the uniforms, because Eric isn't as into that as I am, and we battle the crowds for a good seat to watch the Red Bull Air Race.

WEeee. Those planes go fast. They often cross the start at over 200 mph. And I'm not good at visually judging distance, but we were pretty darn close to those air planes. Not really 'I can almost touch them' close but still pretty close. To demonstate the closeness...I took these photos of the air race and the Blue Angels, and my camera is just a little digital point and shoot. Weeee! I love air shows (and men in uniform - even though some of them looked like they were twelve).


Red Bull Air Race

Blue Angels

6 comments:

laluna said...

It is such a thrill to have those airplanes buzz by you so close. I get goose bumps all over. It is truely exciting. Glad you got to see it. I spaced out and forgot. Darn darn double darn.

Ally Bean said...

Your photos are great. I've never to been to one of those events, but it does sound like a good time. And with all of your fun high school memories, I bet that it's a hoot for you to go to it.

Py Korry said...

I've gone to my fair share of air shows, and they are always a lot of fun. It's wasn't so much fun when the Blue Angels were getting ready for the show would constantly fly over the City. Man, that was loud! And when I was trying to sleep (these were the days when I would sleep until 10 or 11am if I could), it was pretty horrid.

Tracy said...

Wow! How do those planes fly in formation so close to each other? I remember going to see the Blue Angels when I was little.

J said...

Cool pics. :) Glad you had a fun day, including some sorbet for me. Mmmm...sorbet...

Gina said...

Well, the way the armed forces are needing to recruit these days, I wouldn't be all that surprised if they actually were twelve.