mega picture post follows here folks….
this little post is going to be something out of the ordinary for me, because you see, i am Not an impulsive or spontaneous person.
no way, no how.
except, somewhere, someplace within, there resides one spontaneous bone or nerve, or muscle or something like that, because on Saturday, it kicked into high gear and overrode the rest of my being.
i’m actually blaming it on the newspaper.
on Friday morning when i opened the paper? there on the front page of the local section, was a whole article about an event that for some crazy reason appealed to my being.
oh, and did i mention i’m not one given to adventure along with the lack of spontaneity and impulse?
yeah, add that in.
but….when i read about the Airshow at the local airport not 10 minutes from my house, i knew, just knew that this would be an adventure that would be worth the effort.
i thought it would be so fun to ask one of my friends and her kids to go along…
but, she wasn’t available…and probably was quite shocked at such a proposition coming from me to begin with..
and, then i asked another friend, and once again, no go.
i hauled out the can of energy that had been on the back burner, and fired ‘er up.
took my kiddos by my lonesome and we spent the better part of our Saturday taking in the sights and sounds, all that surrounds an Airshow…..
after waiting for a Long time to get into the airport grounds, we paid our dues and set out.
it was honestly the best 5 bucks i’ve spent in a very long time.
^^dog tags being made for a small fortune..
^^despite this look of disgust, someone actually really was into this display..
^^now we’re talking..
^^these planes? were so colorful, and wow! were those old war planes loud!
^^ only one trip to the porta pots? miracles do still happen!!
dippin’ dots ice cream? something we all love? not so much. it was called ‘this concession stand has the shortest line, kids, let’s get this!’
^^some of my favorite pictures are the ones i take from the hip…
^^weary and worn out..
the weather was gorgeous, albeit hot…and seriously, we could not have asked for a better day to be outside taking in such an event.
the thrill of those powerful sounding engines…
the rush of watching them perform for the crowd stunts that seem totally crazy…
the prestigious air about all those men in their uniforms and helmets…
yeah, it was all ‘Top Gun’ like.
especially for this ol girl who had never experienced an Airshow before.
the kids enjoyed it, but especially Seth.
when i say there were throngs of people there? i’m talking an anticipated 10,000 people.
for this ol’ girl who doesn’t thrive in or on big crowds?
that was a lot.
not to mention that i’ve only just in the last week started to be back more to my old self…and, taking the kids for day long adventures alone is not too high on my list of most fun things to do….
but, i’d do it again in a heartbeat.
and, all happy endings are made happier with Sonic….
they should use me to do advertising…
next year? i expect we’ll be going back and Daddy will be with us then….cuz you see, we’ll be planning on it instead of acting on impulse!
but, seriously? the impulse being that had inhabited my body turned out to be a good thing on this day…a very, very good thing.
happy Monday, all!