Event: San Marcos Air Show
Date: May 21 & 22, 2005
Location: San Marcos, Texas
Description: HOT!

About 7:30am, members of the Lonestar-MVPA began rolling into the San Marcos Airport for the first of two days of terrific air show, camaraderie, and food.    Saturday's participants included Rory C. and his daughter Caitlin in the Unimog, Danny K. with his M151A2 and M416 trailer, Scott S. with his M38A1 and M1-BBQ, Clint D. with his son Colton and their M38, Toby C. and his MB, Herb T, his wife Nikki and their daughter Emily along with the GPW, John K. and his wife Cammi, kids Caylee and Sydney along with the inlaws and the MB.

The group staked out the 'tree' in the center of the field and after some discussions with show management, could stay there without the parking attendants closing in the area around the display.  As the morning warmed up, the planes came in from everywhere.  Prior to the show, an F-14 did several fly-by passes to warm the spectators up a bit.  As a group, we were requested to haul five or six distinguished guests prior to the start of the show which we did in fine fashion.

As the show was starting, Scott fired up the M1-BBQ and along with Rory kept a watch on the many displays of equipment and weapons on display.  The temperatures began to climb and the crowd began to "crowd" our area so Scott and Rory began telling people they would have to leave when the vehicles arrived.

After the opening ceremonies, the vehicles came back to the 'camp' and Scott had the grill going with hamburgers, cheeseburgers with the option of cooked bacon this time.  Don from the Highland Lakes squadron of the CAF came by and our group was feasting on singles and double-meat burgers until only a few were left.  At that point, Scott asked if anyone in the area wanted one and a few people stepped up.

The show began and the temperature kept climbing and our shade kept retreating.  However, we maintained good hydration, kept the spectators to a minimum in our area and watched a pretty good show albeit a bit scaled back from previous shows.

Day two of the show brought everyone back except Herb.  We setup the camp area again and noticed the crowds were about half of the previous days attendance.  As a group, we fielded a few questions but for the most part, it was quiet.  Clint took his his out to drive the M38 in an open field and Caitlin drove Scott's M38A1 as well for quite some time.

About show-time, Danny, Toby, Clint and John hauled the distinguished guests again without so much as a mention from the show announcer as to who our group was, or who the distinguished guests were.  When they got back, Scott had the M1-BBQ going and in short order the jalapeno elk sausages/ buffalo sausages were ready courtesy of Toby. 

As the show progressed, Toby loaded up and headed out.  About mid-way through, Danny loaded up as did Scott and John and by the end of the bombers run had left.  Rory/Caitlin and Clint/Colton remained until the end of the show before departing.

Overall, it was a good show, very quiet and hot.

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Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers w/bacon! Nice weapons display from a member Herb and friends Lockheed T-33
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What a disgrace with the Texas flag! Catlin, Scott and Colton
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