2015 Eagle trip travel blog

We spent the entire day at the races. First we drove and found a parking space that was free on the side road not too far from the entrance. There was paid parking for $10 and $15 that wasn't much closer so we were forturnate to go on Thursday - the other dates I'm sure would find parking more a problem. We got pit passes and first went to the end with static displays that were mainly military. Not a huge display but interesting, including an F15 from Klamath Falls. Ray got a look at the cockpit and spoke to the pilot who had walked by us on his way to the gym at the "campground". We then checked out the vendors - not as many as Sun N Fun but there were a few aviation themes about some of the performers. We then went into the pit area and had a pretty good hamburger at the CAP booth. The pit area includes the air race performers - they are parked there and are worked on so you can see them up close. It also has a great view of the racers in the air and we enjoyed watching them during lunch. We went to all the various classes of planes and then found a Hazebuster booth. I bought the sunglasses I should have purchased at Oshkosh. We found that EAA had a booth with seats, free water and ice cream open to EAA members. It was free and couldn't have been any better than those box seats we almost purchased as there was a tent as well as open air seating. This was the perfect day as it was warm but not hot and the wind was pretty calm. We had a great time even though we will miss the finals - just seeing the action and the planes up close was great.

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