Saturday, May 24, 2008
Planes, Guns & Automobiles
Today, Jack, Ian and Christopher went to the Kingsbury Aerodrome in Kingsbury Texas for the annual WWI airshow held there. It is a very cool event. It's small, run by local folks. It is free. There are no booths there selling anything. Food is provided by two guys with a big barbecue, donations accepted. Most of the planes are flown in by their owners from other parts of TX, and are WWI vintage. One is allowed to walk around anywhere one likes, see whatever is there, meet the owners and pilots, ask questions, etc. It is unlike any airshow we have ever attended. They also had a great display of WWI guns and clothing worn by soldiers, including the various helmets from about every country that participated in the war. There were also vintage trucks and a motorcycle from the era. Most importantly, we drove there in the revamped bus, complete with new plugs and new muffler. It ran like a champ, which means we got there and got home without incident.