|People were moving in by the thousands. Guards were waving us through and onto the base. It was ShowTime at the El Centro Air show. |
It was a hot day and most spectators had placed themselves in some shade, either under one of the open hangars or, like us, under the wing of a historic airplane. The show had started at 11am and was supposed to last until 4pm. Even with a strong wind blowing out of the north the heat was searing and we did not wait until 3pm when the Blue Angels were supposed to show off. Shortly after 1pm we packed up and left. That way we also avoided the huge traffic jam which would start after 4pm.
Dropped by a food store before heading home to Molly. The northern wind had kept our trailer amazingly cool, but like always, Molly was happy to see us again.
We are now past the middle of March and the Hot Springs LTVA is emptying out for campers. Wide open spaces between the rigs show the end of the season is near. We sit outside in the cooler shade and it is eerily quiet outside. No vehicles are passing by, no human voice breaks the stillness of the desert. It’s like the desert is slipping back into its original state of serenity. The all-mighty nature dominates after we humans leave.
An old Russian Antonov Airplane – how did THAT end up in the U.S.?
It is also sad to see our friends leave for their home bases or to travel into other areas. Soon we will join them. We are just waiting for some mail to arrive. Maybe this coming week….
“Blue Angels” on the tarmac
We have received troubling news from my brother in Germany. After an earlier stroke, my dad experiences severe problems and is confused. He is 89yrs. and has just celebrated his birthday. We fear his passing soon.
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