Thursday – A Little Personal – The Thunderbirds #Americastrong

Yesterday the Air Force Thunderbirds flew over our house, and Twiggy and Lucy were thrilled.

A Little Personal

“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.

A Little Personal

You have to look carefully for the formation (12 O’ Clock level.)

 

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  1. What an amazing thing for you and the pups to see. xo

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  2. What a sight to see and thank you for sharing your joy, John. I love the third picture down with the girls sitting in unison watching. Much ❤ flowing to you all. Xxx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. They were very co-operative for sure. ❤️ back to you.

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  3. I love this! So great to see, John. It looked like Lucy was a little more interested than Twiggy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah, sometimes Twiggy gets focused on onter things. There is a lizard who continues to get her attention as it runs across the top of the fence. Thanks, Jill. 😊

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      1. I like watching the lizards, too! 🙂

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      2. Hahaha. 🦎

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  4. I can imagine what would happen if the Red Arrows flew over our house: Trevor would complain loudly, very loudly about his peace being disturbed (he tolerates the odd helicopter but draws the line at jets below about ten thousand feet) and Eos would run upstairs and hide behind the chair in the corner of my study (her safe place).

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    1. We live by the local airport so these two are quite used to propeller airplanes. Jets are a whole different story. Thanks, Keith. 😊

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  5. I think Lucy was the star of this series of photos.

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    1. She is often non plussed at some of Twiggy’s antics. Thank you, Liz.

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      1. Little Twiggy does tend to be a scene stealer.

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      2. She is for sure.

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  6. Beautiful, John. I received several photos from my family in San Antonio of yesterday’s event, too. Such amazing pilots. Glad the girls enjoyed the show, too.

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    1. They are amazing and such a nice thing to do for the essential workers. Thanks, Lori. 😊

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  7. Great photos, John. Thanks for sharing. We used to have the Red Arrows fly over Fowey harbour/estruary each year, but they had to stop due to new Health and Safety rules. Another tradition that is no more. The girls look great 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Stay safe and have a lovely weekend. 😁

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  8. We had them and the Blue Angels go by the county hospital a few weeks ago. Definitely a trick to get a decent shot.

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    1. Yes it is. The professionals got some nice ones but didn’t want to step on a copyright. 😁

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  9. Lucy might join the army, dear John! She is perfect for that! The captain Lucy & the brave soldier Twiggy! )))))

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    1. Hahahaha. She will only join if she can command a sofa. Thanks, Maria. 🛋

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      1. Hmmm….I’m afraid she has already done, dear John! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      2. So true, Maria. 😂

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      3. You know, it seems to me that our pets consider them to be the owners of the house, while we are only the guests they receive. 🙂

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      4. Very well put. Describes our place perfectly. 😂

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      5. Thanks, dear John! Then you should place a board at the mail-box: Happy dogs & their friends-people live here… No pesky squirrels & deer are allowed. 🙂

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      6. So I should remove the barbed wire (колючая проволока) and landmines ( Наземные мины) that surround our place?

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      7. Ha-ha-ha! No! No way! Keep them! You never know when they are in need! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      8. Thank you. I was thinking the same thing.

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      9. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  10. An amazing group, I think what they’re doing is outstanding.

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    1. The Blue Angels are doing the same thing across the country.

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      1. I know. I think it’s wonderful. It also adds a little punch to National Military Appreciation Month, especially being as regular celebrations can not be held this year.

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      2. I agree with you. It is quite a sight.

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  11. Looks like the girls had an exciting day!

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    1. Yes they did. Me too. Thanks, Teri.

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  12. Excellent, John. I’m glad the girls enjoyed the flyover. Those teams are always so impressive.

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    1. They are impressive. Thanks, Dan. I wish they had flown closer but it was fun anyhow. 😁

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  13. They are LOUD

    The coolest thing though is when they make a tight turn and the decompression of the air causes a cascade of condensed water to spill off their wings.

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    1. Over Austin they were trailing smoke wich is also cool.

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  14. Wow, what a treat, and what a wonderful thing for the Thunderbirds to do. How exciting! I would have loved to have seen that flyby. I’m glad the girls enjoyed the show 🙂

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    1. A defense department plan to salute all who have to be on the front line of Covid-19. Pretty cool idea. Thanks, Mae.

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  15. It looked like both Lucy and Twiggy could really see them That’s impressive. Thanks for sharing, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😁

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  16. They flew over Dallas last week and it was pretty cool to see people all outside staring up at the sky. You had to be quick to see them because they move so fast. Glad these two and you got to see them!

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    1. It was pretty spectacular. Some photogs got some really great pictures too. (I waasn’t one of them.) 😀

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  17. I got to see the Blue Angels last week. Both groups are so impressive — and loud! I laughed at the watermelon seed comment — that’s so perfectly Twiggy. Of course, any reference to fabulous Thunderbirds recalls — well, you know.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Linda.

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  18. I understand the Thunderbirds flew over Chicago, too — what a satisfying, exciting sight! I imagine it’s hard enough flying one plane, but flying in formation with others must take real skill. You and the girls are fortunate to have seen them — send them back up here, okay?!!

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    1. Yes, these are the most skilled.

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  19. I couldn’t find the formation, John. I looked and looked and then I realised my mouse pointer was right over it. Hilarious.

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    1. Hahahaha. Thanks for the laugh, Robbie.

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  20. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    Beautiful, John. How lucky you were to see them! The Blue Angels were a frequent sight where I grew up. Watching jets in formation is simply inspiring — heck, even the pups appreciate the show. ♥

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    1. They were inspiring and we were glad to have seen them. We had to leave the house to get away from the tress otherwise we would have missed them. Thanks, Gwen

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  21. Wonderful!
    Our Canadian Snowbirds (9 planes) put on a show this week, as well!

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    1. I like the name “Snowbirds.” Thanks, Dale.

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      1. I do, too…
        Not quite the same as the hordes that make their way down to Florida 😉

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      2. Or to Texas.

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      3. Why am I not surprised?

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      4. One of the reasons that we moved away from the beach. They were called Winter Texans but in reality were a pain in the butt.

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      5. Ugh. I can so believe it.
        Smart of you to get away from the crowds.

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      6. Just one. Hurricane Harvey was another

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      7. No kidding.

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  22. I love this show of support for all the marvelous front-line responders in America. The fur-babies seemed to enjoy it too. Great post, John.

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    1. Yes I think we all enjoyed it. Thanks, Soooz.

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  23. That’s so cool, John! I’m surprised the Thunderbirds didn’t frighten Twiggy. The Navy’s Blue Angels did their high flying salute to first responders and essential workers here in Florida. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Vashti.

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  24. It’s good they can be exposed to such things.

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    1. You have to wonder what goes on in their heads though. Thanks, Craig.

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  25. All that eye in the sky business got Twiggy parched . . .

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    1. So true. I think she drinks close to her weight in water each day. I’m glad it’s not bourbon. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Hahaha! That WOULD get mighty expensive.

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  26. Twiggy doesn’t seem very impressed.

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    1. Too young maybe.

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  27. I heard it was really amazing, especially when they flew really close above people’s houses.

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    1. Yes. They were not close to us (as the picture points out) We could hear them coming and it was a sight for sure.

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      1. At least you had them there. Very patriotic!

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      2. So true, Luanne.

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  28. How exciting!! I bet the noise was awesome.

    They were scheduled to fly here in October but that’s been canceled now. I’m so disappointed I was really looking forward to it.

    I am glad you saw and heard them.😄

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    1. Sorry about the cancel. I was glad too.

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  29. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    It is a thrill to see them.

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you, Denise.

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  30. Looks like it was a thriving Thursday at your place, John. Lucy seems beside herself with excitement. 😀

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    1. She really got into it. Thanks, Teagan

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  31. Nothing like a great shiow without leaving home, John. I’m glad you and the pups got to see it!

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    1. Thanks Mark.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  32. What a thrill to see them, John. You must have felt lucky. I hope they didn’t scare the girls too much.

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