Saturday, March 21, 2009

My First (and last) Airshow

Here are the kids as we waited 2 HOURS to get into the airforce base today for the show. I didn't know the wait was so long or I wouldn't have even gotten out of the car! This was right after a lady pushed me and accused me of cutting into the line (which I was not!) I was actually in shock and didn't even respond. What sort of a person pushes a woman wearing a baby and pushing 2 other kids in a stroller??!! So I walked about 3 miles in the heat and at exactly 2 hours and 25 minutes after getting out of the car we got to the show area. Did I mention I was by myself as well since hubby has to work this weekend? My hubby took Big Man to the last show 2 years ago and all he said was that it was great. He did not mention anything about lines and hours of waiting to get to the show.
Once we got in it was pretty cool seeing all of the different planes and helicopters but I was so exhausted that I just wanted to sit down. There was no shade anywhere so I was glad I had grabbed an umbrella.
We watched the different planes in the show and met some really nice pilots.

This was a cool fighter plane that we got to look inside of. Thankfully baby was great. From the time we left the car until we got back 5 hours later she woke up once to eat and slept the rest of the time. The boys were pretty good as well considering the lines, the sun and crowds. On the bright side I think I am 10 lbs closer to losing the baby weight as I am pretty sure that is about the amount of weight I lost today in sweat! Now I must go find something for my sunburn and go to bed.


Lise said...

We were there today, too. Fortunately, we brought chairs in and my pregnant self parked it in the shade for the whole day! The line to get in was absolutely ridiculous. I heard it was never this bad in past years.

We're nursing a few sunburns around here, too. Grandma's remedy is to rub all the burnt areas with vinegar. Sounds weird, but I swear it works! :o)

Xandi said...

When we were leaving for Daryl's family lunch deal, I saw the crazy lines of cars and wondered if you were stuck among them. I felt so bad for the people going to the show who got stuck in that. We may try and watch it tomorrow, but we can pretty much see some of it from our backyard..or just drive around the block and see the whole thing. That's one huge plus with living all the way out here.