Saturday, October 13, 2012

Upside-Down Plane And Big Metal Outdoor Men


Drove north with John last week and on the way, tried to stop at every small airport to make sure they were using products sold by the company he works for to filter their fuel.  This tiny airport in Nowata, Oklahoma didn't have any fuel, but this was the best looking of all their planes, so probably didn't need any!

  I just can't resist big metal outdoor men - this Swiss cheese trio was in Omaha in front of a Famous Dave's Barbeque.

14 comments:

  1. Hmmm, very attractive outdoor sculpture. But what are they doing :))

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  2. Must admit this is mostly over my head - why do people want to do this sort of thing? Because they can? The first part of your title sure made my stomach flip! Bill loves to tell people that two of the airports in OKC (Wiley Post & Will Rogers) are named after men killed in airplane crashes... He's onery that way.

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  3. Hi Patricia - I couldn't figure it out. I walked all around it and took pictures, looking for some type of plaque to explain it. No luck! Maybe dancing?

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  4. Hi Shelley - I never realized that - but how odd to name airports after them. Does Bill have one of those wonderful minds that finds the hidden patterns in thing?

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  5. Be sure to let us know if you find out the significance of the sculpture. Odd!

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  6. There's a great little airport in Paola that might need some of what he has to sell. There's prize-winning barbecue there and on the weekends, you can eat a hearty breakfast and watch the planes fly in--without a controller.

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  7. No idea if Bill figured that one out or just read it somewhere. It did stick with him either way.

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  8. howdy!

    I'm starting a great new network called Oklahoma Women Bloggers, and I'd love for you to be a part of it! email me at OklahomaWomenBloggers@gmail.com for more info.

    Happy Blogging!
    Heather D.
    www.minivan-momma.com

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  9. I love the outdoor men, shadow boxing maybe?

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  10. Hi Sanda - It might be like the Hammering Man in Seattle - there is no logic to it. Just big "art".

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  11. Hi Terri - I will call you if we ever get to your airport. (I didn't notice an airport sign the last time we drove 169, or we would have already seen it.) I love watching little planes - it's like being in high school in Tahoe, when these big stars would fly into the tiny airport and we would sit and wait for them to land. Hard to believe anyone would wait to see Eddie Fisher.

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  12. Hi Shelley - From all you've written about your husband, I'm inclined to believe he worked it out for himself.

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  13. Hi Heather - I always enjoy your Minivan Momma posts. There is a surprisingly large number of women blogging in Oklahoma. I think there are quite a few Kansas women bloggers, too. I wonder why?

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  14. Hi Lilly - Sometimes I visit your blog so I can pretend I'm visiting Australia. Your daughter is so beautiful!

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