I have seen the Blue Angels several times over the years, including a dress rehearsal here in Pensacola when I was here in 2005 doing a family practice rotation. But today was the best show I have ever seen!
Initially, I thought about bailing because SMS and I had a fun morning in the hotel pool. Why not just hang out and relax? Because then it wouldn’t be a true family vacation, hahaha.
But I’m so glad we went! First, the crowds were not bad at all. Also, the weather had cleared from early morning clouds to nearly clear skies. SMS and I broke off for a few minutes to walk in the aviation museum before walking to the show. Then, in a magical confluence of events, SMS and I ran into my brother who was with my parents. At that exact moment, Dad had talked us into a VIP viewing area complete with BBQ and an unobstructed view of the air field. The center point of the show maneuvers was right in front of us. We also heard the announcer the entire time and while I won’t remember all the names of the passes, it was pretty to awesome to know when the inversions, barrel rolls, formation changes, etc we’re going to happen.
So, yes, it was an incredible show! I don’t even know if I ever have to see them again! Tomorrow, we’re going to hang out at the beach and the pool. Can’t wait!