Monday, September 29, 2008

Goodyear Blimp landing

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Driving down the road, a huge shadow overcame our car and suddenly, we noticed the Goodyear Blimp hovering over us. Ok, well maybe, we turned and sped and turned some more to get into its path but that’s a whole lot less interesting now isn’t it?


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I think this is the closest I’ve ever been and it was really neat to watch it land at the Appleton airport.


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Seems to take a lot of people to help it land. I know the day was overcast and dreary, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap at least a few photos. Hope you don’t mind too bad.

16 comments:

  1. I don't mind, I think it's fascinating!

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  2. Mind? It's super cool! And I can just imagine your telling your husband, GO!!! STEP ON IT! Follow that Blimp!!! Great Shots Lisa!!!

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  3. That is really cool! I've never seen a blimp that close before. How lucky you were to be in the right place at the right time! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Stephanie C ReinicheSeptember 30, 2008 at 1:16 AM

    That is super cool! I'd love to be able to witness that!

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  5. Now that is a bizarre sight to see, for sure. It would have creeped me out to see that thing so close to the ground. Can you imagine riding in that thing? Not me!

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  6. Fabulous pics...but how can I expect anything less from you?

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  7. I didn't know the Goodyear blimp was still around!

    A while back my blog reader went TU and I haven't been following you. Yesterday it just came to me - where is Lisa?

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  8. Super cool, as my kids would say. Great pics.
    Blessings from Costa Rica

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  9. I loved this photo series … thanks so much for sharing. I’m reminded of when I was a kid and my Dad drove the whole family over to watch the Goodyear Blimp land.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  10. Cool! I wonder why it was there. (I got to see it up close at EAA in Oshkosh.)

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  11. Wow, damn, woman. It just occurred to me you'd make one helluva tornado chaser.

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  12. What a sight! Thank you for sharing! Cheers, Klaus

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  13. Oh, great photos. Reminded me about the fact that I've also seen one up close like this, but it was many years ago! Fascinating it is!

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  14. Tooooooooooooo cool!!! Goodyear use to have a home for it's blimp in Spring, Texas! Then it moved somewhere else? I wonder if this is our old blimp? Could be? Tooooooooooooo Cool!!!!!!!!!!!

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