Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!!

We were able to go to an air show at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah on Saturday and we had a great time until it started to rain--hard.
My son is all about planes!  My husband was in the Air Force so we are use to seeing lots of different planes. 
These are some of the vintage planes that did loops and tricks.  I bet it was cold up there.  It was freezing on the ground.  In the mountains we even got snow!
This is a P-51 and and F-16 that flew right over our heads-perfect viewing!!  The P-51 is flying as fast as it can and the F-16 is flying as slow as it can without falling out of the sky.  To me that is remarkable how far technology has come.
This is a MIG-17 and was used in the Polish Air force before it was retired.  I love this plane.  Of course you cannot cheer for it in "Dogfights" since it is the enemies plane. 
We were there to see the Air Force Thunder Birds fly and do their routine but the weather became so bad that they were unable to fly.  I have seen them fly many times due to the fact that we were stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV.  But I felt bad for my son who was to young to remember seeing them fly.  My daughter would hear the loud noise and start screaming--she was louder then the planes. 
 It was always a hoot when the planes would fly really low on the base making a huge noise and then all the car alarms would go off!!  It is these small things for this mind to laugh at!
I hope we can take this day and remember those who have fought and died for our country!!
Enjoy your day!


  1. Happy Memorial Day to you as well Barb! (And thank your husband for serving!) Love the photos of the planes - something about them that always gives me goosebumps....A service helicopter went over this morning - an unusual sight there (we only see the "Flight for Life" copters....but, of course, I was to slow with the camera - all I caught was a dot in the sky.....

    I also want to thank you, again, for my "red, white, and blue" treasures I have won (I have the little raggedy angel and the heart flag screen paintings.) As I was bringing out more of my American and rearranging things, I was again reminded of your talent - and generosity. Thank you....

    Smiles & Red, White & Blue Hugs ~ Robin

  2. Sorry you son did not get to see the show. Maybe next year, or later on this year. Thank you for your service to our country!

  3. Barb...
    Loved the photos! I have lived (my entire life) and work near NAS Jacksonville and have viewed many of their airshows. I like to think of the sounds of military planes and jets as the "sounds of freedom" in our great nation. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours!

    Darlene xxoo


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