Our Blue Angels Trip
MCAS Beaufort, S.C. 13APR96
I took the Warmonger and the Hoodlumette to see
the Blue Angels. We had an hour's drive and got to the
base about 1100. One nice thing about driving around a
Marine base during a public event is the impossibility
of getting lost. All those cheerful young men telling us
where to turn, and my suspicion that they might shoot me if
I turned the wrong way, got us to our parking place. We then
rode a bus to the flight line. The first thing the Warmonger
and I noticed was evidence of a terrible flaw in the area
The first thing the Hoodlumette noticed was a
snowcone stand. I shifted into "DON'T COMPLAIN, YOU KNEW
WHAT IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE" mode and handed over the first
of many handfuls of money. Actually, I enjoy "fundraiser food",
as found in various festivals, concerts, etc. There's something
special about a hamburger cooked over a 55 gallon drum charcoal
fire by some sweaty Boy Scout, even if it does cost $5.50.
The medical rehab platoon and some award winning boots
were there from Parris Island. This was the most ruly and kempt
audience I've seen in a while.
This F15 was sulking on the ramp. I guess he was embarrassed
about missing the Mig.
More Marines - On the Front Line!
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