OM - Thunderbirds

by 1 September 16, 2011 3 Comments

Yesterday, I snuck away for a few hours with my husband - no children, a date (of which we don't have many) - and he took me to one of his favorite events that takes place in Reno - The National Championship Air Races. I love air shows and have not been to one since we lived in Chicago. (that's been 11 years) Going out to Stead yesterday instantly reminded me of working in downtown Chicago and hearing the after burners on the planes bounce off the buildings while the pilots were practicing for The Chicago Air and Water Show. If you were lucky enough you would be able to catch a glimpse of the planes as they circled downtown. Many times it was the Air Force Thunderbird's practicing but I was never this close and able to get such incredible photos on my camera. This was truly a thrilling experience for me and certainly brought back some very good memories. In addition to the Thunderbird's show, we got to get up close and personal with a lot of the planes that will be racing this weekend. My favorite of course was an Australian plane...couldn't help but make me feel that much closer to home....and what an awesome design on the tail.... "OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment.  Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, looking for these moments can promote balance in our lives." - I'm joining in with  Linda of  a la mode stuff after reading posts for about a year--its time to stop and smell the roses.... om [one moment] meet up


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Cyn
Cyn

October 13, 2016

A date AND a great venue? Something to truly appreciate!

Linda @alamodestuff
Linda @alamodestuff

October 13, 2016

Sarah,

I’ve always loved the Thunder Birds (and Blue Angels). We’ve been to the Chicago Air and Water Show many times.

I’m so sad this year’s event took a horrible turn. I’m glad you and your husband are okay.

Angela Flicker
Angela Flicker

October 13, 2016

Wow, that’s great. We use to go see a show like this when I lived in St. Louis, every 4th of July. I bet it was amazing. And I hope you and your hubby had a chance to just be together, and feel close.

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