24 December 2011

Christmas Eve in California

From snowy Colorado to sunny California
Merry Christmas. I checked into Google Earth this morning to watch NORAD Tracks Santa fly over Mt Everest, currently Santa is over Oslo, Norway, heading this way.  I think the mapping and concept pretty fun, but of all the magical modes of transportation I saw today, this one blew me away. 
Northern American P-51D Mustang
As we sat at the Airport Cafe located at the small private Camarillo Airport in California, we watched this beauty roll up. The sound was amazing as all eyes looked in awe. The table of pilots next to us shared that there are only 220 of these planes left in the world. "Priceless" they said, "if you could find one it would be over 5 million." Two pilots climbed out of the cockpit and sauntered onto the patio for lunch. What a hobby.
I like bikes, but I also like nice cars, nice boats, and nice planes. Who doesn't ooh and ah over such a fine mode of transportation.
Pictures of the Day: NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG
P-51D Mustang