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October 18, 2017 10:12AM
bring up 'aviation' around me. laughing smiley Fact is: Those early days of aviation... the wars yes but also everything aviation beyond just wars, aviation is one of the most romantic era's in human history IMHO. And actually not just the 'early' years, although they appeal to me the most.

There is a ride in California Adventure, (theme park owned by Disney and right next to Disneyland, Anaheim), that was called "California Adventure".. It was called "Soarin' Over California" but they have changed the theme, not sure what it's called today, I believe it now features the 'world' rather than just Calif.)... best ride I've ever been on in my life... and as you stand in line you walk past all these large photos of aviation pioneers... famous ones, like Lindbergh, Earhart, Yeager, but MANY lesser known pilots as well.. who did amazing things. It's a 'wonderland' for me.

This last weekend, I posted this, I was on my ranch listening to the game. While there my grandson called out, "Hey Pop, look at that".. he was pointing at the sky. I looked up and there were 5 planes flying in 'semi' formation... two of them bi-wings, all classics. They were a bit too distant for me to make out exactly what type of planes they were... but it didn't matter.. it was a glory to behold. Obviously they were headed to some airshow somewhere. I watched them from horizon to horizon, (not that far as I was down in a canyon at the time), and couldn't take my eyes off them. Spellbound, you'd call.

Yesterday.. and this is almost a weekly event, the fighter jets out of Lemoore Naval Air Station were once again right over the top of my house dog fighting... my windows were rattling, and at the first sound of them overhead I sprang from my computer and ran outside... grabbed a lawn chair, and watched them until they returned to base. I do it every time they are overhead. It never gets old... it never fails to fascinate me. - JamesJM
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Needles.. flu shots and such...

JamesJM228October 09, 2017 10:09AM

  Penicillin shots REALLY suck...

sstrams93October 09, 2017 10:23AM

  I have heard that...

JamesJM92October 09, 2017 10:32AM

  Not really sure, Jimmy..

sstrams92October 09, 2017 10:58AM

  Nor me...

JamesJM86October 09, 2017 11:22AM

  Not sure of the diameter.. Attachments

sstrams99October 09, 2017 11:50AM

  Not a medical needle or an ice pick?

JamesJM91October 09, 2017 12:28PM

  I know it, right?

sstrams88October 09, 2017 12:55PM

  shots never really bothered me

IowaRam82October 09, 2017 01:59PM

  Moving beyond Shots... I'm terrified...

JamesJM96October 09, 2017 02:36PM

  Never had a cavity as an adult..

sstrams58October 10, 2017 03:48AM

  I will NEVER EVER get a flu shot again!! Have not since 1993!

Ramgator79October 10, 2017 02:05PM

  I have you beat...

JamesJM62October 10, 2017 02:19PM

  I have gotten two flu shots in my life..

sstrams62October 10, 2017 05:06PM

  Me too, exactly two of them...

JamesJM72October 10, 2017 08:00PM

  My Boot Camp flu was hell!

Ramgator63October 11, 2017 06:56PM

  My second flu / Rams related!! LOL

Ramgator58October 11, 2017 07:01PM

  one shot we should all get......

21Dog84October 11, 2017 08:47PM

  I second that....

JamesJM62October 13, 2017 05:02PM

  highly recommend a pneumonia shot too

ferragamo7958October 18, 2017 08:58AM

  I am more scared of shingles

ferragamo7951October 18, 2017 09:00AM

  Shingles saved my grandfather's life...

sstrams64October 18, 2017 09:23AM

  WOW, that is STRANGE....

JamesJM50October 18, 2017 09:39AM

  Yeah.. pretty wild...

sstrams51October 18, 2017 09:52AM

  You should know better than to...

JamesJM56October 18, 2017 10:12AM

  My Dad met several German POWs when he was young.

Ramgator46October 25, 2017 12:06PM

  Same here...

JamesJM55October 25, 2017 12:32PM

  "Finding the couple". You guys know me. I REALLY REALLY hate...

Ramgator49October 25, 2017 02:20PM

  flu shots

IowaRam69October 13, 2017 04:42PM

  Never had the flu

Drew283945October 25, 2017 11:55AM

  try getting shot below your eye

ferragamo7957October 25, 2017 06:37PM

  Suck it up, buttercup!

sstrams50October 26, 2017 03:10AM