Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 31, 2013

As the month ends, so does my tribute to the Thunderbirds.

I couldn't resist including this picture with the speed limit sign.  Needless to say, it didn't apply to them.  (And, if you're wondering what the equipment in the foreground is, it's a combination of tracking, recording and communication.  There's also an announcer who describes the formations the planes will be making and a sound system playing music before, during and after the show.)

If you're ever in Wyoming in late July, I recommend Frontier Days.  And, with some luck, the budget for the Thunderbirds will be reinstated next year.  At least I hope so.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 24, 2013

It looks a bit like a fountain, doesn't it?  It's actually four Thunderbirds creating a picture in the sky.  As one of my friends says, it's moments like these that make her proud to be an American. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 17, 2013

Last week I wrote about the Thunderbirds' precision and the beautiful formations.  Here's another example.  This was one of those days when the weather cooperated, a bright Wyoming sky with clouds the color of the jet trails.  Gorgeous!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Who Reads Amanda Cabot's Books? -- Rebecca Stegall Does

I'm delighted to welcome another international reader to my blog.  This month's featured reader is Rebecca Stegall, who currently lives in Indonesia.  The picture was taken in Dubai where she and several of her friends had a rendezvous while Rebecca was on her way back to the States for a brief vacation.

Now, let's learn a bit more about Rebecca.

What was the first of my books that you read?
     Waiting for Spring.

How did you discover that book?
     My best friend passed along her copy for me to take on one of my trips back to the United States from Indonesia.
My thanks to your friend for introducing my books to you.  It's always exciting to hear that someone enjoys my stories enough to recommend them to others.

If you have a favorite Cabot book, which one is it?  (And why is it your favorite, if you'd like to share that with others.)
     I have only had the opportunity to read Waiting for Spring and cannot wait to read the other books within the trilogy.  I enjoyed the hope within the story of second chance love.
I'm so glad you enjoyed Charlotte's story.  It was fun to write, in part because I also enjoy stories of second chances at love.

Who are your other favorite authors?
     I don't have a favorite author and always enjoy reading new authors.
I'm flattered that I was one of those new authors.  Again, please thank your friend for lending you her copy.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not reading?
     I have three beautiful children, including a set of two-year old twins who keep me very busy.  I enjoy spending days with my wonderful family and exploring life in Indonesia, including volunteering in the communities.
With all that going on, I'm surprised you have any time to read.  Thanks so much for being a part of my blog.  It's a pleasure to "meet" you this way.
Rebecca sent me two pictures of herself in Dubai, and I couldn't resist including both of them.  Here she is in front of  the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 10, 2013

One of the things that amazes me the most about the Thunderbirds is the precision of their flying.  The pilots are so expert that they can fly considerably faster than commercial jets all the while that they're practically touching each other, yet they maintain exactly the right distance to create some beautiful formations.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- July 3, 2013

It's July, and that means Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo in the country, is approaching.  (It's ten days long, spanning the last full week of July.) One of the highlights of CFD, as it's referred to locally, is the annual US Air Force Thunderbirds air show.  Due to budget cuts, all of the Thunderbirds' shows have been canceled this year, but in honor of all the pleasure they've given me and literally millions of other people, I've decided to feature them on my blog this month.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.