Yesterday the Air Force Thunderbirds flew over our house, and Twiggy and Lucy were thrilled.
“Hey, Lucy, did you hear? The Thunderbirds are flying over Lakeway today.”
“Yes, Little One, I did hear.”
“What are Thunderbirds anyway?”
“They are a precision team of Air Force pilots.”
“Oh, like airplanes. Why are they flying over Lakeway?”
“They just want to to thank first responders, essential personnel, and military service members as we collectively battle the spread of COVID-19.”
“Will we be able to see them?”
“We should be able. They are going to circle the lake.”
“Of course, there is this fence.”
“They will be higher in the sky then that fence.”
“Look up, Little one. There they are.”
“I see them, Lucy. Wow, they make a lot of noise but they look like watermelon seeds up there.”
“I wonder if I could jump up and catch one?”
“Looks like they have passed.”
“Well, that was certainly something to see.”
“Yes. So there are six of them?”
“Yes, Little One. Six F16’s and one chase plane.”
“Well, I think I’m going to hit the water dish. That was certainly impressive.
Thank you, Thunderbirds. Here is the only photo I could get.
You have to look carefully for the formation (12 O’ Clock level.)