January 01, 2004

Too Cool For Words

Every January 1st we get up and watch the Rose Parade on TV (except for the rare occasions when we get up much earlier and watch it in person). And this year we watched as a B2 stealth bomber, accompanied by a couple of other jets, did a flyover of the parade route.

And then, about ten minutes later, we watched as the B2 and its companions did another flyover in the other direction.

And then, having a shrewd knowledge of local geography, we went out to our driveway hoping to catch sight of them.

We heard them before we saw them--and then watched in awe as they flew, low and slow, right over our house.

Posted by Will Duquette at January 1, 2004 10:29 AM

Debbie L. said:

Brian made sure to tell me that the other planes in the flyover were an F-22 Raptor and F-117 Nighthawk. First time the three of them have flown in formation, according to Bob & Stephanie. Very cool, even on TV.

Happy New Year!!

Will Duquette said:

Deb,

Yeah, I watched the same telecast. Unfortunately, I couldn't remember the names of the other two jets, and (alas!) a Google search was no help. Thanks for filling in the info!