Friday, June 6, 2008

Chinook Helicopters and Trucks with Flames!!!!!

I've blogged many times about my long commute. As a result, I have the opportunity to see many interesting things on the road.

Yesterday, while coming home I saw not one, but TWO Chinook helicopters flying around Indianapolis. There's no mistaking these monsters. Two props and ...well...HUGE. It's not that often that you get to see them buzzing around your neck of the woods. For me, it's particularly inspiring as my brother-in-law pilots these bad boys. He is currently serving our country in Iraq.

During this morning's commute, I noticed a truck zip by me (because I'm "Mr. Speed Limit" on the Interstate) with this incredible flames paint job. I'm sure I've seen that before. However, just seconds later another truck buzzes by me with a flame radiator grill. I'm not sure why I was paying attention, but immediately behind this guy was a big black truck with yet another exquisite flame job on the sides. Does this mean something?


scott said...

Obviously there had been a large explosion behind you, and these vehicles were on fire and racing to get away from it.

Maybe you might consider pushing it a tad above 55 to escape the carnage.

Wani said...

ooohh... flames! If I was one to have expensive flashy car accessories - I'd have flames.

Uvulapie said...

By the year 2010 all cars will have flames. It's a government mandate, the same as how much lower-octane ethanol is blended into our gas.


shay said...

Kuddos to you bil! I pray he returns safely and soon.

Maybe they were actually just regular paint jobs blurred to look like flames by the speed with which they were pass slow little you?! lol

Hunny Bee May said...

I think it was just your lucky day. I mean, it gave you something to write about. How lucky is that?

Toni said...

Just taking a wild guess here, but I'd say there were three flamers in a convoy. And how did I miss the Chinooks?