Monthly Archives: April 2014
This post is dedicated to all of the sights on the ground at Thunder.
If you wanted bbq or anything fried and on a stick, this was your mecca. All types of fair paraphernalia abounded:
Bubble guns were a particularly popular item from the souvenir sellers. This was all fine and well until the herds of kids chasing the bubbles followed the bubbles into our 10×10 blanket’s airspace. Ahem.
There was this wonderful lady selling delicious cookies:
It was blazing hot for April, as far as we were concerned, and the blinding pastiness of the festival goers required some serious sun protection. Some of us handled it better than others, and umbrellas and other sunshades were hot items.
^This little girl blew me away with her wisdom at such a young age –
ear and sun protection!
And then some other spectacular nonsense I felt that needed to be documented:
^ SUPER IMPORTANT. WE GOT A GOLD PEGASUS PIN.
Holy back log, first of all.
Sun + airshow + people watching + river + friends + sun + fireworks = fun.
The airshow at Thunder Over Louisville was notable for the blue, blue sky and the low passes. I think that UPS 767-300 L with the winglets scraped the bridge. There was plenty of variety, the Blue Angels never hurt, and the afterburner rattled our ribs just enough – it was a good airshow.
Some of these are best at full size; click to see the helmets (they’ll open in a new window), especially of the Blue Angels.
Cue the Jaws soundtrack for the F-22. Cool, right? Just watch out for falling parts out of the Puff n’ Wheeze engines.
One of these days, probably when I’m out of town, all of the Zoo Blooms will open. Tulips are my favorite, and the zoo has millions of them planted. All you have to do is be on time for the blooming – i.e., not the last two weekends that I’ve gone to check on them. My persistence has been rewarded with only one lonely, brave (but cheery!) tulip and other usual fun zoo shenanigans.