I know, I know I have been MIA. What are you gonna do about it? Come get me? You don't know where I live......or do you? Damn Google Earth.
I have been out on a few secret Ops. missions that I am not at liberty to discuss at this very moment. However, I will be updating all you with the crazy goings-ons around here. It has been a very busy, busy, last 5 days or so. I have so many things to blog about, and so many unfinished blogs still in draft mode to post. I know, my brain never stop writing in my crazy head. Make the voices go away!
This particular post has moved up in the ranks to Major (wink,wink, Andy)...do to new intelligence received this Tuesday. Intelligence like family calling and threatening my life if I don't let them take a gander at some video I shot on Monday of my cousin Andy flying his fighter jet over the lovely town of Kooskia.
Oh, I am sorry. You were one of the many unaware, sleeping citizens in the area that was woken out of bed at 9:30 am with the fear that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran had made his move, and WW III had officially began. I guess you didn't get the memo. Try to stay on your A game next time.
I must set the scene for you all. You see, Andy and my cousin Sherry who I have blogged about before moved to Boise a few years ago. Andy flies fighter jets for the Air Force, and was relocated to beautiful Idaho. Yeah I know, retired professional snowboarder who lands a 900, and then the adrenalin junkie goes off to fly and land fighter jets. Go figure. I guess it is that or end up at thrill seeker's anonymous.....which I am sure doesn't pay well. Since their stay here, he has always wanted to plan a fly over at our grandparents house.
They got the news that all military families just love to hear...time to move! So it was time to do this, fly over was scheduled at: 0930 - 1030 hours. Being the lead flight guy (code for in charge but don' t know the military jargon) that plans the flight plans..he set the date, and we were there. I drove down the river to film this moment for my grandparents, and it was a beautiful sunny day for a drive. I got up early, and got off on a great start.......Oh, aside from the little tiny hang up of my daughter getting car sick on the way up, and puking all over. "Nothing like the smell of fermented strawberry yogurt in the morning to get the blood running" I always say. Sorry if you just puked in your mouth and swallowed it ;)
So to make this long story short......we got there, sat up shop, the kids threw rocks and snacked, waited about 20 minutes, and heard them ah' coming. Here is my movie I made for them.
WARNING: Do to the fact I was the only person within a 1/2 mile radius that could operate a digital camera, and video camera (at the same time), serving as nanny of 2, and snack mom, there is a short piece that may remind you of the Blair Witch Project. Cut a girl some slack!
I edited out the sound to make way for my tunes, but they were LOUD!! Andy, I heard you got promoted to Major. We are proud of you. Keep showing us that you eat Taliban militants for breakfast!! Cormac was really excited to see you fly over. He wanted to fly with you. When I told him he couldn't, he started to cry. Way to break his heart Andy:) We will miss you guys, and pray for your safe return. Keep in touch and drop a cuz a line sometime.