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Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
|C-17 Globemaster II|
When I said that the boyfriend immediately got out of bed and was like "WHAT!!?? Why didn't you tell me! We have to go!" ... long story short. We went.
Also, it was FREE!! (parking was $10, but you could find a spot down the street & walk). The boyfriend opted to pay the $10 instead though. I also read it was the 19th Annual Airshow. I had no idea we had Airshow's here... & I've lived here pretty much my whole life. Whoops.
These 2 pictures of the C17 ... wow. So huge. Watching it take off home later in the day was really cool; lift off is the best part of course. It circled past once as well, but in the air so huge and far above it looked slow. Still cool though.
So we spent the day walking amid the different planes parked, watched a lot of planes do neat tricks I couldn't possibly name for you. Though they flew upside down & did sharp turns and loops. One pilot even turned the engine off in mid air and glided himself to landing. That one was pretty crazy.
|C-17 Globemaster II|
We also had lunch at the Airport Cafe, even though there were food booths everywhere. Unless you brought your own chairs to sit on there was nowhere to sit and eat the booth food.
So Airport Cafe seemed like the best option, plus we could sit outside and continue to enjoy the planes doing tricks above us. The food was actually really good, the only downside being the cup of chili we ordered. I can't even honestly call it chili, it was like a bean and ground beef soup. Seriously. It didn't even taste bad, it just tasted bland and had no flavor to it whatsoever.
|Corvette... old one|
|Lincoln with suicide doors|
|I saw Tiger's on cars twice|
|Military helicopter for Marines|
The day came to us unexpectedly, but we were both happy to find something free to do that also brought with it the good memories of childhood. The boyfriend and I fondly remembered going to air shows as kids and watching the Blue Angels fly overhead and looking at different planes and toys with our fathers.
I'm now looking forward to next year's Riverside Airshow :)
Monday, March 28, 2011
|2586 University Ave. » Today|
|2586 University Ave » 1906|
this is one of the few remaining original homes that used to line University Ave (aka Eighth Street) in the early part of the 20th century in Riverside.
* 1906 image from: Souvenir of the City of Riverside by the Riverside Fire Department