Well it turned out to be sort of a fiasco. My son didn't have to work Saturday, so I didn't feel comfortable going to his workplace. He lives just a few blocks from the Main Gate of the base to he was going to just walk over there. So since the transit was offering free shuttles onto the base, we went to the Park & Ride to catch the bus. At the last minute Bob decided he didn't want to go, so he dropped me off, I got on the bus, rode onto the base and then discovered there was about a half a mile walk to where all the action was. I knew I'd never make it, carrying my purse, a bottle of water and a folding chair as my knee was already hurting. So I got back on the bus and went back to the park & ride and watched the show from there (along with lots of other folks.) I even managed to find a shady spot to sit my chair so I wouldn't get sunburned. I was disappointed because there were a lot of activities on base, that I missed out on by not actually being there. But I saw the planes. My pictures from that vantage point are mediocre to say the least (and I was only able to get pictures of the Thunderbirds) but I'll add a few that my grandson took....he and his dad were on base so he was up close & personal with the planes.
Sunday afternoon, here at home, all of us in the park had the thrill of watching the Thunderbirds again, as they soared low overhead in the process of doing their maneuvers. If you go to their web site you can actually watch a short video of their performance. http://thunderbirds.airforce.com/home.html
Sunday's paper said they estimated 150,000 people came to watch the show. And during the Thunderbird show, there was traffic stopped along the edge of the freeway and the off ramps with people out of their cars with their eyes to the sky.
Some pictures from my grandson's perspective;
Thank you Harrison.......your pictures are beautiful !!!
Next stop for the Thunderbirds~ Cheyenne, Wyoming