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In my last submission to these pages, I promised my next group of photos would have glaciers.
Well, in the intervening weeks, we’ve seen the coming of the new year and there’s a little festival in the small town to the east of Glendale that happens on the first of the New Year (except if it falls on a Sunday). It’s kind of a big deal around here with a parade and a football game. The Air Force even sends one (actually two as a backup) stealth B-2 bombers to fly over the small community’s parade and football contest.
On most New Year’s Days, I arise early to catch the bomber as it makes it’s turn to line up with the parade route. This year, I had to don the Orange Apron to start my new year and could only watch the plane as it turned east towards Colorado Blvd. But as fortune might have it, I was released early enough from my duties at the Home of the Orange Apron to drive east to the hills above Arroyo Seco to capture the B-2 as it flew over the football contest.
The Goodyear blimp over the stadium.
First sight of the B-2 as it flies into the basin.
B-2 bomber against the front range of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The bomber lining up over Arroyo Seco.
The bomber with the Mt. Lowe road as a backdrop. You can see homes in the lower portion of the photo.
Side view of the B-2 as it passes over the stadium.
B-2 above the Snowcapped San Gabriels.
The B-2 headed back home, we hope to see you again next year.