Saturday, July 16, 2011

I went to my first radio controlled air show today. The event was called the KCRC 3D Poker Fly In. It was for "Giant Scale" planes. By giant scale they mean either an 80 inch monoplane or a 60 inch biplane or bigger. The measurement is for the wing span. You can see more photos here.
These planes can do things I did not think planes could do...
Babie Steve does not have the best seat on the plane...
Babie Steve was the only passenger that flew today.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 8 - 10, 2011 was the Great Mid-American Balloon Fest in Olathe, KS. Too bad for Bob and Francie that it was a bit windy Saturday night when we went. Only three of the balloons went airborne - the rest however, put on a light show at dusk.

Francie was checking out the jewelry and so was Billy. I noticed that he "liked" rings, perhaps an under-statement. He was kind enough to let us get a photo of his rings.Here is a shot of Billy and his family.

Funny hats were in season too. Francie found a few folks who were eager to pose for her.

We came late to the game "Angry Birds" at our house but we know that the birds and pigs aren't on friendly terms. So I asked on of the pig lovers at the fest how she felt about the birds - she doesn't give them any mind. They're not real. :)The Farmers' blimp did a fascinating exhibition of radio controlled acrobatics. I was impressed when it flew overhead and then went straight up a couple of hundred feet. Whoa!One of the three balloons that went airborne last night.One of the vendors at the event. He is selling guns that glow. Looked neat at dusk.Some of faces in the crowd enjoying the show.

What type of camera was most evident? Why the camera phone of course!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

 This sunflower has been a willing subject since it was a little bloom.  Now it is winter and it is a source of food for birds that have rem...