Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chicago Air and Water Show 2013


Sunday was a perfect weather day for parking ourselves next to the lake at the Diversey Harbor inlet and watching the stunt pilots draw curlicues all over the sky.  A massive deli sandwich and plenty of munchies didn’t hurt things any.  Even though the big military guys in the thunder boomers weren’t around this year, the afternoon was filled with awe-inspiring acrobatics performed against the backdrop of one of the most photogenic cities in the world.

I got off to a bad start and ended up in our encampment with great amounts of food but no camera.  I thought at first of just watching the show, but for a guy like me at an event like this being without a camera was like a lifelong golfer strolling around the Old Course at St. Andrews with no clubs.  So I walked the half-mile back to the ranch and fetched the camera while the show went on.

That allowed me to take the photos that follow.

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2 comments:

Kristen Bartholomew said...

great day & amazing photos as always!

jim said...

A fun day . . . great event to spend with a great family!