The over 150 pix I've recently posted as part of AirPigz Oshkosh 2010 coverage has brought a lot of new people into the 'pig pen' - welcome aboard! If you're new here, you don't know about an ongoing feature I do called 'CoolPix'. With CoolPix, I take one of my own pictures or an interesting historical picture and present them as a 1600 pixel wide hi-res image so you can get up close and really experience the event. Like this picture I got of the Goodyear Blimp at Oshkosh, if you click it, it'll fill your screen. It's not quite like being there, but it sure beats an itsy bitsy pic. There's a fairy large number of CoolPix entries now for you to check out... and part of the idea is that they make a pretty dandy desktop pic too.
I was really fortunate to get to ride the Goodyear Blimp when I was a kid living outside the L.A. area in the late 60's. This reminds me that I really need to go digging in the basement, cuz somewhere down there is an old 8mm color movie that my dad and I made when we got that ride. Wow, that would sure be cool to see again! Anyway, I've been mesmerized by the blimp from as far back as I can remember, and having it in the sky over Oshkosh pretty much puts me in total avgeek heaven. So, click the pic above to get up close with that big beautiful bag of helium, and if you have the time, check out the wide range of other CoolPix that I've posted in the last year - I think you're gonna like 'em : )