Sunday Driving

We opted to avoid I-94 on our trip west from Milwaukee to Delafield on an errand this afternoon. Instead we drove county highways and frontage roads, one of which took us past Crites Field, the Waukesha County airport.  And just look what we got to see along the way!

stunt plane with trail

This plane is not in trouble, which was my initial (horrified) thought.  My husband and I had stumbled across the Wings Over Waukesha Airshow by accident.  Scores of people were gathered in parking lots and fields around the airport to view the aerobatics.  If only we had known about this event in advance: attendees had an opportunity to ride in a World War II B-17 bomber.

Oh, well.  Discovering it as we did was still a delightful surprise.

Then home again in time to take the younger daughter shopping for school supplies.  When I finally finished up my errands with a trip to the grocery store, I was treated to this striking sunset.  All in all, quite a fine day, I think.  So now, good night 🙂

Sunset across parking lot

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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2 Responses to Sunday Driving

  1. Well now that explains Gus saying that he saw WWII planes in the sky during our own Sunday drive…


    • And now I similarly understand why I heard two military-sounding aircraft overhead on Saturday. (I lived right next to an air force base for a few years, long enough to internalize the distinctive sound that military planes and helicopters have, which is quite different from their civilian counterparts.)


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