Thursday, July 31, 2014

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TAKING A RIDE IN A P-51 MUSTANG

The famous P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft
was in town this past week,
offering rides (for a donation) over
the St. Louis area.

One retired pilot sat in the copilot seat
and crossed an exciting P-51 ride
off his "bucket list."

Three historic WW-II working aircraft
(B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and the P-51_
flew in for tours, inspection and "rides"
with pilots and historians to tell stories
of their role in bringing an end to WW-II.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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WORLD WAR II
FLYING HISTORY

The most widely recognized and revered aircraft
of World War II is visiting St. Louis this week:
the B-17 Flying Fortress!

Along with the B-24 Liberator and the P-51 Mustang,
all these aircraft are preserved in working/flying condition,
and are open for inspection and boarding.

Of the 12,731 B-17's built, only 13 remain in 
flying condition.   The Flying Fortress was the center
of many famous battles in air campaigns 
which led to the end of World War II in 1945.

Climbing aboard, it was hard to imagine its crew of 10
had room to complete a mission.
(It had a range of 2,400 miles, and a top speed of 250mph!)

Tomorrow, photos of the notorious P-51 Mustang,
and a lucky passenger who paid for the chance
to ride along in this attack fighter.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

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RIVER RATS
PLAY AUGUSTA, MO

In a town well known for its wineries,
there is a brewery known for its heartland ales
and great live music on Sundays.

The brewery is Augusta Brewing Company,
and the music was performed by
the River Rats . . .
a wonderful acoustic quartet
featuring a beautiful young vocalist and fiddler
(that would be Maggie, my daughter).

Of course, I am biased.
But the crowd was full of loyal followers
and visitors enjoying a beautiful summer day!

Play on, River Rats!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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GALLERY AND STREET
FOOD ART SHOW

Artists, photographers, musicians,
baristas, and food truck chefs
joined forces for the opening
of the "Food, Glorious Food"
art show and street celebration
in downtown St. Louis.

Artists participated, inside and outside,
for this celebration of "all things food",
including the best food trucks in the city,
and street "chalk artists."

Two of my photos were displayed, and sold,
which is always a compliment to an artist's work.