Today's Friday Flyby is going to be unpardonably brief, with some pictures from the last time I was at the Air Museum in Pungo (down Virginia Beach way) and very little else.
But I have what I think is a great excuse for my somewhat small effort today. Next week, Wednesday the 8th to be precise, is my 60th birthday. Yup, sixty, old 30-30 as it were. In the Korean culture that's kind of a big deal. It's kind of a big deal for me as well. But I digress (surprise, surprise).
When I got home from work yesterday, I was surprised and stunned to find that the Nuke, the WSO and Little Bit had flown in for the weekend. For to surprise the Old Man for his impending birthday. Surprised I was. Inordinately pleased I was. But for this, dear readers, I am short changing you in the post department. I'll be writing more, later. But for now, I'm off to enjoy the visit by my daughters and my oldest granddaughter. Who has apparently inherited my own odd sense of humor.
For this morning she announced (bear in mind she's not quite 3): "I don't like Grampa!" Then (with a big goofy smile on her face) she threw her hands in the air and shouted "Surprise!" To the general amusement of all and sundry.
When Grandma pointed out that she had made Grampa sad, Little Bit explained, "I love Grampa, but I don't like him." Of course, Grampa (that would be me) was rolling on the floor laughing his you-know-what off. Belying the "Grampa is sad" theme Grandma was trying to sell. Little Bit has discovered that making me laugh is easy. And she seems to enjoy doing that.
It's going to be an awesome weekend!
Before I toss some more Pungo pictures your way, I want to give a shout-out to the folks who have joined the members list in the past few days. Please give a warm welcome to the latest New Guys:
Welcome Aboard! (It is customary for the new folks to buy a round of drinks. Just sayin'...)
Oh yeah. Pictures -
Oh yeah. Pictures -
I highly recommend this museum. It is awesome and the majority of the aircraft there are flyable. Not just in theory, they actually fly them from time to time. If you see a drip pan under an engine, that bird can still take to the air.