Sunday, September 24, 2006

Our Vacation in Reverse Order

The last day of our vacation we decided to divert thru Lincoln to spend the night with the kids and pick up one of our cars. We had left it there to be repaired while we traversed the country side. When we got there we found out that the local airbase was having an air show the next day and that planes of various descriptions had been flying over all day practicing for the show. Before we got to Morrow Collision Center our boys just about had the pee-water scared out of them when these guys flew over at about 200 feet above the shop. The big doors were open so they ran to the door to see them. They are the Blue Angels and they conveniently turned around and came back over the shop for an encore. When it was over the boys went back into the body shop, picked their wrenches up off of the floor and continued repairing cars.

Then we arrived and got to see the latest improvement to the bodyshop. This is a spot welder capable of factory quality spot welds and of knocking several hours of labor off of some of the bigger jobs. Our youngest, the one who was just married, is demonstrating it to us. The gal in red is his Mom and is a poser.

Next: How we spent that night. It was funner than fun.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

A couple of bonus' there Cliff, getting to see the boys, getting your car back, the blue angels, and the angel in red.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
Those Blue Angels will scare the bejesus out of you. They flew over downtown Kansas City just as we were getting out of mass at the Cathedral. I felt like we should have been looking for a bunker...with an altar.

Britmum said...

Wow sounds like lots of fun. You lady in red looks like a pro.

Take care xx

Jim said...

Welcome back Cliff. I'm glad the vacations was nice.
It looks like Marilyn can run that machine. She's convinced me.
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Miki said...

Glad that you guys got your vacation! My dentist does the Blue Angels' teeth on her reserve duty(the 2week one) She has pictures all over the office of the planes and some with autographs on them. She is originally from Calofornia. Pretty cool huh? But they will scare you, those planes are loudd!

Miki said...

Glad that you guys got your vacation! My dentist does the Blue Angels' teeth on her reserve duty(the 2week one) She has pictures all over the office of the planes and some with autographs on them. She is originally from Calofornia. Pretty cool huh? But they will scare you, those planes are loudd!

Mike said...

Those are my boys - they rock! Speaking of boys, thanx for the pictures of your youngest and your bride. Sounds like a great time .... let's build something!

Claire said...

Love, love, love the pic of the lady in red - your girl's a star!

Cxx

Rachel said...

Welcome back Cliff!

Sounds like you had a nice time so that is great. You both needed some R&R time. Plus getting to see the boys at the shop too! Marilyn looks like she is all ready to go to work for them anytime!

I'm looking forward to more about your vacation!

Excuse me.....but did you say gunboats??? GUNBOATS??? If I could throw that far I'd throw something at you Cliff.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

I missed you Cliff. Glad your back..

wow that is some contraption she is working there...dont let her lose a finger now cliff..good God.

Paul said...

Ah...there you are.

Mandi said...

Here's my question....while in Lincoln, have you ever been to Tico's?? The only thing I miss about Nebraska.....*sigh*

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Sounds like that was a fun time. I do have a hard time seeing either of those boys dropping a wrench. Laying it done yes - dropping it. .
Ralph

Cliff Morrow said...

Mandi, I've never tried that restaurant but nearly every other one in Lincoln.
Rachel: I'm a brave guy so long as you're a couple of states away from me. If you decide to stop out my way...I'll straighten up.

Anonymous said...

Mandi is right - Tico's shouldn't be missed. I'm not sure my young eyes should read about Cliff and Marilyn's FUN night. Is it going to be something that's on those "for pay" web sites?

Cliff Morrow said...

Anonymous: Not to worry. The contents of our FUN night, will be edited to make it suitable for General audiences.
Most of the story line will remain intact.

Jamie Dawn said...

Gee whiz! Marilyn is an excellent horse trainer and rider, she runs a dog grooming business, tends a lovely garden, and can run an industrial-grade welding machine.
What can YOU do??????
Oh, yeah, I forgot. You ride tractors.

Jamie Dawn said...

...and play golf.

...and blog.

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