Yesterday's planned post got put aside due to the much more important news so we can now get back on schedule.
Ruth went into town on Wednesday to do the grocery shopping. Which is actually kind of tough to do now because we could only be here for another two weeks or so and we don't want to be stocked up at all. Or, we could be here until the end of September. I guess we'll see.
Anyhow, she was driving in to town and listening to the radio when she heard them say that a rare World War II era B-17 Bomber had flown into Prince Albert and was on display at the airport. So she made a little detour over that way and took some pics...
There were over 12,000 B-17 bombers produced by the Boeing Corporation during World War II. Only about 40 of them are left in existence, with most of them as display pieces in aviation museums. Apparently only two left that are still flown regularly in North America, and less than 15 around the world are considered airworthy.
It was in Prince Albert because they are trying to develop the city into a regular air show venue. The city's airport is located close to downtown, with wide viewing areas on each side of the runway. Apparently they held a very successful airshow here last year and they're looking to make it a regular event.
Betty Grable on the side of the "Sentimental Journey".
I went into town yesterday myself, but didn't stop to see the plane. I was on a mission to pick up all the different filters and oils for all of my various pieces of mechanical equipment so that I would have everything I need to winterize things and get them ready for storage until next season.
Hardly any campers here, but it's just the calm before the storm. This is Labour Day long weekend beginning today, and the campground is supposedly close to "sold out". I guess we'll see, because they're calling for 80% chance of rain all day tomorrow and that might put some people off.
Fantastic sunset here last night...
A storm cloud had rolled in and it was brightly lit up by the setting sun. It never did rain though!
The same sunset, taken a few minutes later from the top of the hill.