The Biplanes Perform Overhead (Page Seven)
Here they come
The Old Ranch biplane as not running today...
Did You Know? - A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings. The Wright brothers' Wright Flyer used a biplane design, as did most aircraft in the early years of aviation. While a biplane wing structure has a structural advantage, it produces more drag than a similar monoplane wing. Improved structural techniques and materials and the need for greater speed made the biplane configuration obsolete for most purposes by the late 1930s.
They came right over the ranch
Request landing instructions...
Curse you Red Baron
Management Checks Things Out
The House Manager makes his rounds
Franco displays the proper way to do grass angels!...
He has got to be tired as he is a brand new daddy
Ken says "Thumbs Up!"
Did You Know? - A thumbs up is a common hand gesture achieved by a closed fist held with the thumb extended upward or downward in approval or disapproval, respectively. These gestures have become metaphors in English: "The audience gave the movie the thumbs-up" means that the audience approved of the movie, regardless of whether the gesture was actually made.
During World War II, pilots on U.S. aircraft carriers adopted the thumbs up to alert the deck crew that they were ready to go and that the wheel blocks could be removed. The gesture's popularization in America is generally attributed to the practices of World War II pilots, who used the thumbs up to communicate with ground crews prior to take-off.
This may have originated with the China-based Flying Tigers, who were among the first American flyers involved in WWII. The appreciative Chinese would say "挺好的" ("ting hao de"), meaning "very good," and gesture with a thumbs up, which in Chinese means "you're number one."
High officials in Chinese government see it as a sign of respect. Any person from China will recognize this numerical gesture, and it can be seen in movies and photos of the era, though this has not been verified in print by American Volunteer Group (AVG) pilots. American GIs are reputed to have picked up on the thumb and spread it throughout Europe as they marched toward Berlin." Combat pilots in the US and around the world still use this gesture.
Back To Homebase For A Wine Refill
Crossing the bridge were the fishermen hang out
"Look, he really caught one!"
The famous Old Ranch walking Catfish
"Ewww... He is slimy"
Na... He does not bite... Has no teeth
Dinner is served
Meanwhile... Time To Walk Around
Wine is served... Decisions decisions
Great stage area
Admiring the chefs garden
Donna is checking out the wine
Food is served and wow... There was a LOT of food
Irene has a lovely design
Cathy caught mid-bite
I would share with James
Nope... I do not share my Hot Dogs with strangers
Only in California
Bob and Robin Duda (another daughter!!!)
Nancy and Vince
Daughter & Del
Great being an adult... You can have dessert first
Sue, Paul & Carri
Someone really enjoyed dinner.....
The "F" Word.... Food!
There was food everywhere today
Stacked three high
James says "Where is the kids food"\?"
The vegetarians searching for food
Oh oh... Cookies
Sea food stacked high on the Golden Gate Bridge
Old Ranch found Nemo
Caving up a storm...
"I can't believe I ate so much"
"Now this is really food!"
"My third helping"
Brian really enjoying seafoods
Bob tries to watch his caloric intake
"I'll be ready for a walk in a few minutes!!"
Check out the evil grain... She is up to something
Patrick is working hard
Waiting for ice cream
It takes two to bring in the grub