The day finally came. Jeff and I packed our bags on Friday and headed out to the Air Races in Reno. The drive there was super long, and for just a 3 day vacation, the drive seemed almost too much. But we did make it along with a few bugs we picked up along the way. Well I guess there weren't just a few bugs, it seemed more like outside of Winnemucca we picked up every bug alive. We got to the hotel late Friday night and pretty much went right to bed. The next morning though, we got up early and headed to the show. It was so cool. There were stunt planes doing tricks, races by airplanes, and our favorite Blue Angels flying. I never thought that planes could race each other but that was a really neat sight to see. They all take off and make a huge loop around the sky so that they are all lined up then the take off and fly around a track 5 times. They get going really fast and it is neat to see some of the photo finishes they do. We also saw a lady who did stunts in her plane. She did this amazing thing where she flew upside down only 20 feet off the ground and cut a streamer that two men were holding in half. I couldn't believe it. She also spun her plane around in about 30 circles right in a row. She is crazy, but awesome. The culmination of it all was the Blue Angels flying. I don't think I could ever get bored of seeing these planes. They are so neat flying in their formations and getting so close to one another. It was wonderful and Jeff and I are already planning our next year's trip.
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