May 7, 2016

And So Begins Saturday...

Starting today I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains,
and look forward to what's coming next.  I really need to give it a try...

The Super Bowl of Air Shows returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach on May
 7-8, 2016.Yes the Air show begins today featuring to top line up in North America
 in 2016.  The jinxed Lauderdale Air Show is set to fly again. 

The show will once again coincide with Fleet Week, which began May 2nd and runs 
until May 9th.  In 2014, the air show had to be canceled because runway 
construction at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport put needed
 air space for airport traffic in conflict with the performances. 

Due to all the noise and commotion going on, Sniff is very nervous and scared.  He hides.
Arvid had trained Brutus to not be afraid of the fireworks when we lived in Chicago. 
It took a long time, but Arvid was extremely patient with Brutus.  More than with any of
 the other kitties.  Now he will have to do the same for Sniff when we get 
to Chicago.  Fireworks go on every Wednesday and Saturday nights.

Those weren't the show's only problems: the second day of the inaugural show 
in 2012 was rained out and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds had to bow out of the 2013
 show at the last minute because of across-the-board federal budget cuts.

 Promoters are hoping for better luck in 2016. The show replaced the highly popular
 annual air and sea shows that ran from 1995 to 2007.  The main viewing area for the 
2016 show will be from Sunrise Boulevard north to Northeast 14th Court.

Not sure if we will go or not.  We can see the planes fly by from our balcony and in the last
 few days we have seen and heard the planes.  As I said, Sniff is not happy about the noise,
for that reason Arvid and I will  most likely stay with him while the planes fly by.

I have had my walks at the beach during the last week.  I have had a few Pina Coladas,
 and I have had time to be with my thoughts and with myself. Always good for the soul.  As 
Saturday begins, the weather is a little cooler.  Really perfect right now.  Arvid as usual has 
his day booked with Soccer.  Sniff is sound asleep from all the playing I have done 
with him.  Me, not sure what I will be doing.  Many possibilities.  Maybe try another of my 
favorite drinks somewhere on the beach.  Hmmm...already sounds good to me.

To all a good day.  Remember no matter how hard life
 is you can still grow to be strong and beautiful.

Life never seems to be the way we want it, but we live it in the best way we can. There is
 no perfect life, but we can fill it with perfect moments, at least we can give it our best shoot...