Friday, August 6, 2010

Blue Angels

Friday morning a friend and I took our kids to a park on the Seattle side of the lake to watch the Blue Angels. The Weather was hazy, but not raining, chilly but our sweatshirts fixed that. It was a great day for Angel watching!
The bridge closes 30 min or so before the show so we had to be a little early. With kids, this can be tricky. So we planned to have the kids play in the sand as we waited for the show. They filled the sand buckets and made sand structures, but they destroyed them just as fast as they went up. Andrew even took down some of the girls' castles before the girls were ready. Boys!
(Andrew covering his ears from the roar of the engines)
The kid dynamic was great. Andrew watched Ethan all day and followed his every move. See here: Andrew has his hand on his hips just like his friend.
One of the reasons the Angels are so awesome is they dive and sneak up on you. There were a few times you could hear the roar and then all of the sudden they were upon you and it all happened so fast that you didn't even have time to cover your ears before they were gone again.
To good memories with friends. --emily


CJAllred said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds. I never get tired of seeing their air shows. I have had to miss several when they have been in my area. Can't wait to see them again.
I saw them several times growing up with my brothers who were crazy about all things aeronautical.
Looks like a fun time on the beach too. Darling boys!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect place to play and wait without even knowing it.
They are an amazing sight to watch. I never tire of the thrill and the roar as they pass so close and directly over our house!