Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Air Show

Every Sunday Tom and I go for a drive after the family dinner at my in-laws. The kids normally drift off to sleep and Tom and I chat. It is our "alone time." A few weeks ago things did not go as planned... they where better!

We stopped and got drink as we drove because Lulu just was not interested in sleeping. Then we started noticing something strange. People parking their cars and walking to the edge of a field and staring at nothing. The farther we went the more cars parked and the more people sitting out starting at an empty field. Then there where policemen on motorcycles driving slowly up and down making sure cars parked completely off the road. Filled with curiosity we stopped and I jumped out to ask what in the world was going on.

It was an air show! The air show was supposed to take place on Saturday but was canceled due to rain. To our great surprise there was a parking spot open in a very close parking lot with a nice field to sit in and watch the show! As we sat there people around us where talking about how they arrive at 11 am to secure a good spot (it was 3:30 pm). We where amazed at our good fortune! The show started a mere 15 minutes after our arrival!

Tom had been to several air shows before and therefore knew what to expect. I had never been and was as excited as the little kids waiting! Finally it started. I didn't know air planes could do those things! Lulu loved it! She quickly learned the words "AIR PLANE!" We even had a fly-over and the sound of the air plane plus it being so close made everyone jump. Lulu and Eliza freaked out but I think we all loved it (well not Eliza but she didn't understand what was happening).

The surprise air show made for a perfect Sunday afternoon! Lulu points out every.single.air.plane now. I think we might try to plan to attend the next air show.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun!!! Don't you love it when things like that happen?!