Dortha and I went to Weight Watchers this morning, but there wasn't a meeting, the center was just open for weigh-in. We both showed a loss, so that was good. When we got back to Rainbow Plantation, the guys had gone to talk to Glenn and Sylvia. The plans were made, we were going to have an early lunch and go over to Pensacola to attend the air show, featuring the Blue Angels.
We found this little restaurant behind a local fish market. Sylvia knew it was there but they had not yet tried it. Ok, we're up for a new experience, so we tried it. It was pretty good, I had veggie stir fry and gumbo.
Jim and I went in our car, Glenn and Sylvia rode with Mark and Dortha as we headed east to Pensacola. Glenn helped navigate, since they'd been over to the Naval Air Station last weekend.
We got parked and began the long, long, walk to the main area where the show was being held.
The Blue Angels, based in Pensacola, were doing their last shows for the season here today and tomorrow. Before they took to the air, though, we watched several smaller planes doing acrobatic flying:
Almost ready for take off is Captain Kevin Mannix in Blue Angels #1
But, before we see the Blue Angels flying, we got to see their huge cargo plane, called "Fat Albert", do some tricks:
Here they go, up:
Even upside down:
And with all five planes. These guys are amazing with their precision flying.