Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Friday, July 20, 2012

Planes and automobiles


The Winnebago National Rally does a good job of providing entertainment and other things to do.  Last Sunday, the Forest City police had a benefit omelet breakfast at the local airport.  This was a fun event that even included a pretty good omelet.  Just like a restaurant, the quality of the omelet was somewhat dependent on the skill of the volunteer.  I picked a good one.  In addition to the rally participants, it was also a fly in for airplane pilots.  This was a great flashback for me, as I spent many years flying small to large aircraft.  I attended many such fly-in events for an expensive breakfast.  In fact, there were at least four planes attending this breakfast that I have many hours in.  









After breakfast, we walked the flight line and enjoyed the well maintained aircraft, including a 1945 Howard that was used as a military ambulance.  It was in pristine condition and had a little note reminding folks to look but not touch.




Later in the week there was a very popular event, the classic car parade.  This is always well attended with state parties along the parade route and everyone taking the opportunity to talk with the many car owners’ about their special vehicles. 








10 comments:

Jim and Sandie said...

What a great time you guys are having. Love the pics of the planes and cars.

Bob and Jo said...

Old planes and old cars, nothing better

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Old planes and old cars make us old guys feel young again. :c)

Great pictures!

Rick Doyle said...

Thanks for posting all those great pics - I really enjoyed looking at all the neat planes and cars.

Gail Houle said...

Classic car parades are the best!

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Wonderful! I love parades of ANY kind.

The planes are delightful. Great job! Glad you two had a wonderful time.

Elaine said...

great looking cars and planes there....wow

Janna and Mike said...

Even Hailey is enjoying the parade.

Sherry said...

We own a Brave but have never been to a Winnebago Rally. You make them seem like a lot of fun!

E Squared and Mui said...

Our last experience with classic cars was driving through Pigeon Forge during our Smokies trip in April. It wasn't a pleasant one, alas!!!