Sunday, August 14, 2005

From Las Vegas to Warhawk...

My guy arrived in town on his way from Portland, Oregon, to Las Vegas, Nevada, about 1pm, Saturday. We are about halfway between the two cities on this route. This would have been the perfect trip for me to have hopped onboard and traveled on with him to Las Vegas. He was to turn right around after he delivered there and reload for Portland again, coming right back through our home town. Perfect!

We planned
to drive down Saturday and have all day Sunday and Sunday night to play, and drive back through Boise for a night's sleep, Monday night. I really wanted to go! I haven't been anywhere all summer long!


After trying to get Monday off work without success, I decided to suggest he stop at home and we go to some local attractions. There was the Night Fire, jet fueled cars, out at Firebird Raceway drag strip, or there were a couple of interesting planes at the Warhawk Air Museum. We could have gone to the local 1/4 mile roundy-round track to see stock and mini races. There's the Idaho Shakepheare Festival. We also had three Netflix movies to watch that had arrived throughout the week. Dinner out, and we would be good.



We decided to see some airplanes out at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho...

We got there just in time to see this B-25 load up with civilian passengers, fire up and take off for a half hour ride. People could sponsor a ride for $300 each.

I think it would have been fun to ride inone of these! What an experience!

Also there, at the museum, was a P-40 that was in the movie "Pearl Harbor" starring Ben Affleck.


Once in the air, both planes did a fly by for the audience below.

Here's another P-40...

9 comments:

psychfun said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing! Did you like Upside of Anger? I bought it. I'm a big Kostner fan. Is that your guy in the last photo? His plane?

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Comment from psychfun - 8/14/05 9:55 PM

becky said...

Oh my gosh! I've seen that last plane before. My dad used to fly in one of those in his early years in the Air Force! I've seen photos of him standing in front of that same kind of plane! Wild...
Comment from ryanagi - 8/14/05 10:15 PM

ari said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I love air shows! Awesome pictures!

Ari
Comment from mechants - 8/14/05 10:44 PM

dcmeyer420 said...

Glad that you and your guy had a great time while he is in town. My hubby is a road warrior and I just came from Tampa, Florida to be with him for a few days... http://journals.aol.com/dcmeyer420/DearDiary/
Comment from dcmeyer420 - 8/15/05 11:58 AM

sylvia said...

Pleased you managed a break - we all need one at times to keep us going.
Sylvia
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Comment from sylviam4000 - 8/15/05 4:00 PM

sonya said...

Oh, glad you had some good quality time together! Great shots of the planes.
Sonya
Comment from bookncoffee - 8/15/05 7:29 PM

val said...

Very nifty!
Comment from levi1023 - 8/15/05 10:22 PM

krissy said...

I love those planes!

Krissy
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Comment from fisherkristina - 8/16/05 3:43 AM

linda said...

Husband would love to visit this Air Museum...
I just got three movies in the mail from netflix!
Have a great week!
Linda
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Comment from fasttrack58 - 8/23/05 5:29 PM