Saturday, July 25, 2009

Watching the Navy Practice





We are at the Skagit County Fairgrounds RV Park in Mt. Vernon, Washington. For only the second time in our two years on the road for the first two nights we were the only people in the park. But being a fairgrounds there was a lot of activity with people riding horses every day in the arena. We meet some 07 mates for lunch in Coupeville (earlier post) and checked out the ferry we will be using when we return from Canada to travel to the Olympic Peninsula. When we were at the ferry we could see three Navy fighters practicing "touch and go" landing at a nearby airstrip. We stopped a couple of places to get pictures then found a spot were they were flying low and directly overhead. The short video gives a pretty good look. By the time we got into position to take the video there was only one plane flying and as we watched it go over our heads we realized that it was probably still there because the pilot needed the practice and we were standing right in the flight path:)

The last day here we just chilled. We will be in Canada for week and will not have access to our Verizon air card so this may be the last post until we return unless we can find a good convenient wi-fi spot.

video

1 comment:

Erin said...

Hello Jim and Nancy,

I finally was able to obtain your blog site from Dad and Diane - looks as though you've been making the rounds. I hear you may be in the San Francisco area; if so, please plan to visit and stay with me for a few days.

Talk to you soon,
Erin