|Oregon International Air Show|
The last time I was at an air show, it has been reported that I spent the time crying from the noise and wanting to leave. I don't remember so I must have been very small! As you can guess, I wasn't too excited to go to the air show going on this weekend...and I wasn't too sure how much the kids would enjoy it either. But, as the wife of an Air Traffic Controller, I think it is a kind of requirement to attend these things (I am already more knowledgeable about airplanes than I care to admit). Anyway, there are perks, and one of them was that we got to watch the show from the catwalk that wraps around the top of the control tower! It felt a little like royalty up there, like I should wave slowly and methodically to everyone down below and maybe throw a kerchief. Later in the evening, the kids were even taken into the tower to spy on the airplanes with binoculars. They had a blast pretending to be controllers and practicing their foosball techniques (a common past time in between shifts at the tower). We also had our own personal beer garden and BBQ out on the lawn. I'm definitely going again next year, and this time no dragging my feet! No Blue Angels to report, but, there were fireworks, ice cube fights among the kids, and parachuters.
This summer is just flying by with too many fun things to document! Next week, we are heading out into the deep woods for some primitive time with our cookstove and tent building skills...should make for some more good photos.