The pictures are better if you click them. I have always been fascinated by blimps. When I was a kid, the Goodyear blimp came over every summer. We kids would run out to watch. It was up pretty high, but this one went right over the top of the car.
The little kids were thrilled to see Snoopy flying high. It's so funny, it seems everyone has a camera now. Most everyone was squinting and holding up their cameras to get a shot. He must have gone over 100 times. I think he was waiting for his crew to come to tether him. They said on the news, that they don't secure it tightly...it can go around and around on it's tether. The skies were darkening and I wondered about what they do in case of a wind storm.
The above picture is Snoopy coming down for a landing. Finally after about an hour of gliding around. The ground crew ran out and tied him down. By now the road was lined completely with cars full of people.
This is what the sky looked like, when I got home. I thought about Snoopy as I went to sleep last night. I hoped that the blimp would be safe at our airport. Things like this really entertain me. I can remember many things in my life that made me drop everything so I could go see. My husband used to call home and say, "It's going to be a beautiful sunset tonight...I'll pick you up" Or...while I was at work I'd get a call, "Can you leave for a couple of minutes...there's a strange bird in the yard." Or..."Run down to the railroad tracks the circus train is coming through town." Or, " They're tearing a building down in town....bring the Grand kids." I used to love spontaneous things. I'm losing a bit of that now, as I age, but last night...nothing could make me miss Snoopy.