|Hope you had a happy Memorial Day weekend, we sure did. The first thing we did was to jump with joy to get to spend some time with Daddy. He has been working non stop since we got home from our trip out West. I mean, I have not seen him. We are passing ships in the night or day. I can't tell because they all blur into one. Such is life. We seriously live for the weekends and holidays that he is off.|
Since he has been working so much, I wanted to do something for the holiday weekend I knew that he would really enjoy. Thank goodness for great friends with fabulous ideas. There was a lot of talk about people going to see the airshow at Jones Beach. Knowing my husband like I do, I knew that he would be totally up for some air planes. We didn't make it to the flight museum when we were in Seattle, so this made up for that big time.
Neither of us had been to an air show before so didn't really know what to expect. Planes flying and doing tricks. That is pretty much what it was, but so much better than expected! This is going to become a family tradition. And Lyndon will be getting started on building his plane, so if you want to join in on that project contact him.
This Memorial Day weekend marked the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe so there was a few more patriotic things that went on at the airshow than usual, I think. A bunch of airplanes flown during WWII made an appearance. They are housed at the American Airpower Museum at the Republic Airport not far from the beach. That was Lyndon's favorite part. He said he will never forget seeing the B-17 Flying Fortress. His boyhood dreams were being fulfilled.
|The beginning of the show there was a sky diver who jumped from an insane height with an American flag. I mean it was an insane height. You can see the little air stream below the airplane's, and that is the guy with the American flag.|
|The first plane was flown by Sean D Tucker. He was so fun to watch flying! He did so many tricks. It was so entertaining. Lucky us, he flew twice. Both times we were mesmerized.|
This clip shows how him doing this incredible free fall. Make sure to watch when he goes up into the clouds and you can't see him anymore. Keep watching because he free falls out of that cloud!
|We got a later start than most of our friends, so we had to park far away from the meeting spot. It was a long long walk. It was totally worth it. The kids had so much fun playing with their friends and we were right in the action. The planes were flying right in front of us and over our heads.|
|Little buddy had to wear Cosette's cover up after getting knocked over by a wave. It was cute on him.|
|She has been asking to go back to the beach every day since our excursion out there.|
|My favorite was the Breitlinger Jet team. They were the first jets we saw that day. It was their first American tour. They were fantastic.|
Here they come!
|Boys and trucks go hand in hand.|
There were a couple of races between a couple of the planes and this boat. The boat can go as fast as the planes. Pretty neat to see how fast these machines can go.
|Henry and Daddy had a lot of fun playing together. He is getting older so Lyndon gets to do all sorts of father-son things with his boy. Love them both so much!|
|Family photo with the Thunderbirds!|
|My favorite picture from the day. He found a flag in the sand and could not stop waving it. He is proud to be an American. Me too, Henry.|
Happy Memorial Day!