Thursday, August 11, 2011

Colorado here we come

We recently went to CO for my wife's family reunion.  It was held at Pingree Park which is a part of Colorado State University.  My wife's uncle was a professor at CSU for years and still has an office there which he uses every day even though he is 91 years old.  My point is that we were fortunate to be able to use Pingree Park and the only reason we could use it was because of my wife's uncle.

Our daughter wanted to go to the reunion real bad so we stopped on the way (July 21st) out and picked her up in Bloomington, IL.  The Strategic Air Command museum was on the way so we decided to stop there and look around.  Below you will see a few pictures from the museum.  The first plane is a picture of a U2, a very high altitude (70,000 feet) spy plane.  Some of you may remember when a U2 piloted byt Gary Powers was shot down over Russia in 1960.  Up until then they could fly the U2 over Russia and there was nothing Russia could do about it because they didn't have anything that could get that high.

The picture above is a B-52.  If you've every seen one you know how big they really are.


George said...

These are neat pictures. What is the plane in your third picture? It's obviously a fairly modern, high-tech plane.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW.To see these planes up close would be amazing.My husband would have been able to spend countless hours at a place like this.

Ginny said...

These planes are very impressive, and I love the ceiling!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

The Strategic Air Command Museum must be fabulous... I'd love to see it someday. I do remember the Gary Powers incident... Made quiet an impression on an 18 yrs. old gal.