It has been a very, very, very long time since time was taken to create a post here at The Asylum.
That's because, after returning home from Seattle, I hit the ground running in preparation for our Cattle Baron Barren BBQ held in conjunction with The Grand Junction Air Show.
Now that the event is just a wonderful memory, there are a few photos to peruse through and 'document' those memories here on the blog.
This photo was sent to us by our very good friend, John Carmichael, so it's being used as a preface for more blog posts to come . . . eventually ! (Click John's name above for a much better description of the weekend than I could ever write.)
If you CLICK on THIS LINK and watch the video, you will notice a blue and gold jet with the name, CDR Greg McWherter painted on it.
Hint: Turn your speakers up really high to hear feel the full effect !!!!
The pilot in that F/A-18 Hornet is standing to my left in the following photo:
On that same link, you will find the rest of those Blue Angels in this photo, along with the Events Coordinator, Narrator, and several of the 2013 Demonstration Team.
If it seems that I sound proud, you better betcha I'm proud. Our blood runs red, white, and blue at this place !
There were many more 'cream of the crop' young men and women at our house this weekend, whose photos and stories will be shared in future posts, along with many older dignitaries, including Al Taddeo, Bill Angus, Bryan Hayter, and Bob Brunson.
But for now, there are enough links posted here that if you choose to read them, will keep you busy for awhile.
And then . . .there's this video !
Our two-year-old grandson, Wyatt, is mesmerized with The Blue Angels . I just can't think of better heroes for a child to have ! He walks around with an airplane in each hand most of the time and watches The Blues YouTube videos over and over and over again ! According to Wyatt, the Blues only wear helmets and sunglasses.
Here is one of the many 'conversations' with Wyatt about The Blue Angels.
Be sure to notice where he looks when his mommy asks him if they fly in the sky.
This is Wyatt taking his first helicopter ride. The kid loves to fly !
Video below was taken at the Grand Junction Air Show, Saturday, September 22.