Sunday, November 9, 2008

Midland Building Implosion

Wow- that was too cool for us!!! We took advantage of the Hilton's proximity to the implosion yesterday. They were renting rooms (nice rooms) for $99. Not with a view of the implosion mind you, those were around $250. We went over Friday nite and went to bed. Alarm at 7 am - up and bundled up against the cold. 35F --cold for us West Texans. Went to the elevator and made our way toward the front of the Hotel Hilton. Along the way -Coffee. Out the front door and there we were!!!! Front row center ! 20 minute wait--saw Skeet Foster from Sterling City.
Mayor Wes Perry announced the 3 minute warning......1 minute siren.....10,9, 8,7,6,5,4,3, 2,1.....Boom -Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom.......nothing........boomboomboombooomboomboomboomboomboomboom. There she goes.....15 seconds from start Boom to on the ground. WAAAAAAY CoooooL! Back in the Hilton before the dust gets us .........Breakfast buffet.....Free......Back to the room and out before 9 am.
Thank you city of Midland, Hilton(great idea),Wes Perry, A & R Demolitions, Discovery Channel ( look for the Fiberod Cap and Nick's Bright Orange Head Cap) and the 15 to 20 thousand people who attended! It was a first for me and my Family, I hope you and yours got to see it also!!!
Thanks for your time