Planes, Helicopters and Sky Divers

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Chance in the white and his buddy Graer

The next street over from our street is about 2 miles.  There is an air strip behind a house on that street.  Every year they host a community event for FREE yes it’s true FREE.  The event has a ton of planes that fly in and out of their strip, sky diving exhibitions, helicopters, Mercy Flight (which is a medical helicopter), food, drinks, ice cream!!, Border Patrol trucks and helicopters, our local Fire Department trucks, and a police dog canine show.  It’s a fun and entertaining event.  You can talk to the pilots, tour the planes and watch them takeoff and land, sit in the helicopters and so much more. 

We went last night and it was amazing as usual.  I think I enjoy the sky divers the best drifting high in the sky and putting on their show.  You can see video of the demos here

Here are a few of the pictures I took also.  Such a wonderful family/community event!!

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taking off skydivers runway

Lady Godiva (today in history)

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Legend has it July 10, 1040, Lady Godiva rode horseback through the streets naked in protest of her husbands wishes to raise taxes on their town.

It’s a very fascinating story I think especially of the will of the wife to prove her compassion for others and give up something considered such a sin to her religion which was nudity.  I wonder if she thought to herself “I will show him” as she rode that day.

You can read the entire history about it here as it also explains how the term “peeping tom” came into play in our history.