Hi guys! Mo and I spent the past couple afternoons watching the Navy's Blue Angels [fighter jet stunt team] practice and perform over my beach. click pix to enlarge
The Blue Angels are always a thrill to see. The nosedives from great height heading straight down to the beach are heart-stopping.
And they're fast! I end up with a lot of blue sky pix like this.
The show days are fun but the best are the practice days. The jets fly low over my beach! With a roar. I don't think the photos really show it, but these jets are low and close. Far closer than even a low landing airliner. It's quite a thrill.
Then today the skywriting plane wrote God Bless Our Military, instead of his usual Free Drinks for Ladies Happy Hour at Joe's Bar. I was so touched and proud, remembering my dad who was an AF pilot.
Other fun things...the geese and their babies on the golf course this week! Yay!--- the DEC police didn't get the babies this year.
And at a friend's BBQ last night. I'm not a beer drinker but this smelled amazing.
A local summer ale brewed with presumably local honey. Great label with our classic beach banner sign over the ocean being puller by a BEE. Who is, lol, a seaplane, see the skids?
From a friend who attended the pre-opening reception at the new Freedom Tower / One World Trade Center in NYC.
Sun setting over new Jersey, view form the top floor above the soon-to-be-opened Observation Deck.
and to the east, Brooklyn Heights, East River, Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge.
Fourteen years after 9/11 we have a new and splendid tower to be proud of.
Cool aerial video...
''The Top of America
After 12 years of anticipation, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is ready for its close-up. How 10,000 workers lifted 104 floors, gave new life to an international symbol and created one spectacular view.''
So.....Get out your Stars and Stripes! Celebrate. And remember.
gone to the beach
[Hurry! Put on your parka! And we'll go to the beach. Brrrr. It's so freakin' cold. 55* 20-25 mph wind. Wind chill in 40's?]