Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday with the Grand Daughter

Took Bailee to the Base and Red Rock Canyon State Park.
Got some pictures for ya'all.
B-52 used by NASA from 1976 to 2004

Very first F-4C

The only two seat A-10. Actually designated YA-10B

Blackbird

From The Skunk Works

T-33 Shooting Star

YA-7D

Aardvark!

CT-39

F-84F

Gloster NF.11

Another of the Gloster

C-45 Expiditer

An H-3 variant

F-100 Super Sabre prototype

F-101B Voodoo

TF-102

YC-15, precursor to the C-17

Republic F-105. Thud!

F-106.

Century Circle Tower






The park has some really neat scenery!

3 comments:

Parrothead Jeff said...

Looks like a GREAT day!
Cool old airplanes, spectacular scenery, and with a kiddo along to boot ;-)

Buck said...

Edwards sure has a nice air park. But they WOULD (or should), given the mission. Speaking of that 101... Didja ya ever read my Voodoo story?

Great pics!

ORPO1 said...

Great day!
The airpark inside the gate has ships in need of some TLC. The weather is a major issue. The summer especially.
The Century Circle birds are well cared for. I may look into volunteering from time to time. It would be as close to a Structural Mechanic job as possible. Crew Chief/Plane Captain stuff is not what my real forte' is.
Cool story.
Armed Forces Day of 1962 at Glasgow AFB, we had just got out of the car when a Voodoo two ship took off. I full A/B! Scared my Mom to no end. I was 7 and 1/2 and thought it was so cool!!!!!!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)