We didn't get to go fishing this week but theres always next week!!!
This week end was "Mountainfest" and the "Airshow" at Fort Drum which is only 12 minutes from here, Friday we saw plane after plane flying over head over our place as we are on one of the entry ways into Fort Drum Wheeler Sack Air Field, some people don't like it because of the noise and I remind them that there were places not that many years ago where some of our men and women were in places where the planes flying over drop bombs on them!!!!! That usually "SHUTS THEM UP!!!! We drove over to the Army base and spent time watching the many many air planes doing their stunts, precision flying, we wandered around with the other 60,000 thousand people who also went over, saturday was cloudy and it rained a little off and on, Sunday was beautiful, sunny, nice fluffy clouds and warm, almost Hot.
I took a lot of pictures but had to pick just a few for the blog!!!
In the above photo 4 of these Planes were Old Navy Planes and man were they loud and nice to watch!!!!!!! In this next picture is the old red and white water tower at the beginning of the runway!!!! There is an old plane doing some fancy manuvers you can just barely see, BUT they made sure they flew tree top level when they came over the bleechers.
There were many displays all over the huge runway and Hangar area and you could walk thru most of the displays and get the hands on feel except most of the Pilot seats were blocked off but plainly visable. Pictured below is a chopper we just went thru, this helicopter was awesome to see.
The Navy was there, the Air Force was there and the Army was there, AND YES JACK, the United States Marine Corps were there also!!!! This was one of the best ones to go thru because you could sit in the Pilots seat as long as you DIDN"T TOUCH ANT THING!!! The crew assigned to this crate were very much gentlemen, they offered to carry my wife up the gang way so she could get inside the plane but instead they dropped the rear door ramp,!!!!! "SEMPER-FI!!
The crowd was about 60,000 people, there were many, many Veterans there, The United States Army and Commander at Fort Drum need to be applauded for the fantastic week-end event held.