All this week, there’s been a buzz about town regarding the Avro Lancaster on its way to England. I can imagine that this was kind of like what it was like when the Space Shuttle landed here (but not to quite the same extent–I doubt you’ll see photos of this hanging on people’s walls thirty years from now, but I could be proven wrong).
Wallace and I headed down to the Canadian Side to see the Avro take off. There were a number of people waiting…and waiting…and waiting. A lot of people gave up waiting and left. Wallace himself had a dental appointment to get to. But I stuck it out, and got to see a real WWII plane take off. I was imagining what it used to be like around here, in the days when the Lancaster planes were flying around in much greater numbers.
It was neat to see a real piece of history in person!