Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sonic BOOM...

So aside from today being a horribly crappy day, we experienced something rather interesting around 2pm. While I was downstairs and James was up, I heard two LOUD noises and the whole house shook. I thought maybe something happened upstairs and James dropped something large. I mean, it would have had to have been a large dresser or something, so a little unrealistic, but what else could it be?! About 30 seconds later, James raced down the stairs and ran out the front door to see what it was. He obviously heard it too, and wasn't sure what caused it. We weren't sure if it was a car accident or possibly field artillery training on base. Well, after later reading reports posted by a friend on Facebook, we found out it was the result of two F15 fighter jets heading towards Seattle. I guess they caused sonic booms as they passed through the Puget Sound. Pretty wild. With President Obama speaking in Seattle, there were air-space restrictions and an unknown aircraft was violating them, so the jets responded to it from Portland. A few hours later, we heard that it was just some poor guy in a floater plane heading to Lake Washington from another nearby lake and didn't realize he was violating any kind of restriction. Crazy...

So yeah, that was an interesting experience! We've had our windows shake before due to military training on post, but nothing like this. I suppose with having such a downer of a day with missing Liv lots, at least there was something unique to remember from it...

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