Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blue Angels

The Blue Angels did some flying at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City. I love to watch them fly, it is just amazing! I don't want to know what the fuel cost was. We saw them warming up while we were waiting for fireworks on the 4th of July. At dusk, it was very clear just how much faster light travels than sound. We'd see the lights of the planes and then the sound would follow behind it in the sky. That night, they were flying much lower and faster. It was LOUD. Lyra is sort of afraid of planes now. We found her some earplugs for this performance.

This second photo looks just like the Air Force Memorial in Washington. Will and Eva call it "the french fry" memorial but it is clear that the memorial is supposed to represent flight, not food.
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