On the Roof

 
This is a view from our roof.
 
The roof isn’t a place we hang out a lot.
 
But yesterday was a special occasion.
 
The Blue Angles and Canadian Snowbirds are in town.
  
I’m a freak about those gorgeous, powerhouse, precision flying machines. I can’t help it. They take my breath away.
 
Every year the bases have an airshow we stand in our back yard and watch the precision flying teams . . . we get to watch them practice and perform. 
 
When Roo was a year old she watched them and was about as impressed as a one year old can get. When she was three we watched them and looked up at me with eyes the size of saucers. The look on her face clearly asked, “Should I be excited or absolutely terrified.”
 
She wasn’t a fan of loud noises.
 
Of course Mama was beside herself with excitement so Roo timidly decided maybe they were ok.
 
Today for the first time we decided the family could watch from the roof.
 
 
And there we sat. My husband who thinks the planes are cool in the manliest sort of way. G who doesn’t seem to care one way or the other. R who wants to be excited because her Mama so clearly is.
 
And she still is not a fan of loud noises.
 
Rooftops were popular hangouts in our neighborhood this weekend.
 
  
And over they flew.
 
 
 None of the pictures come close to doing them justice because I just don’t have that kind of lens . . . not to mention photo taking ability. Let’s just say when you can see the outline of the cockpit and the pilot’s helmeted head they are pretty close.
 
And it is really, really cool.
 
 
Of course the Blue Angels do spend time entertaining the folks who actually take the time to drive out on to base to see the show in its entirety. They do a lot of the fancy maneuvers closer to home. We can’t see them then. 
 
These intermissions gave me a chance to inspect my husbands feet.
 
 
He needs a pedicure. Flip flops don’t do your feet any favors.
 
Alternating between awe and eeeeew,
D
 
 
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. grannyPie
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 05:55:07

    WOW! Snowbirds AND Thunderbirds! I’ve only seen the former once, and they were good. I like the roof idea. Next year you can put air mattresses and pillows up there, but I don’t think you’ll get me up there.

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  2. Aunt Jaynk
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 15:52:40

    I’m with Roo….DOWN with loud noises!! Guess you like the air show as much as I hate it, so it evens out. 🙂

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