Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day 2

After the awesome time I had with the B-17, I couldn't stop talking about it once I got home. All this talk got my two boys worked up and they wanted to see it too. It was too late in the evening, so we decided to try our luck the next day. On the way to the airport we saw it circling, getting ready to land. The boys were shouting, "there it is daddy, it's right over us! hurry up!" I drove back to the same spot and we had time to get into a good spot before it landed. I took a few other short videos and you can hear my younger son screaming, "there it is, it's landing! daddy, daddy I see it!" It was so awesome to see him so excited. My older son was too busy taking pictures to think about being excited.

It doesn't look it in the pictures, but it was a bit chilly and the wind was really fierce. The boys never complained and when I asked if they wanted to leave they both said no, we want to get in the plane. It was a very different day than the one before with a lot more people and more an air show type feel.

Some people were getting in the plane, but they were asking for money and there were three of us, so I didn't do that. I decided that we would wait until the crowd thinned out and see if we could hop on for a few minutes. I didn't realize that the wait would take almost an hour and we would have to stand in the wind while they refueled and performed some maintenance. When I saw that they were going to close the plane up for the night, I asked someone if my boys could see inside and they were very nice about holding it open a little longer. The boys' repeated "Whoas!" were enough to show their excitement and appreciation to the crew.

I didn't get any pictures of them inside because it was so quick and they were checking everything out. I know that it made a strong impression on them though as they haven't stopped talking about it since. My younger son has asked every day since if we can go to the airport and see the B-17. He even claims to see it flying over occasionally and wants to go see it land. The matchbox planes have come out too and there seems to be quite a bit of debate over who gets the B-17. Good times and good memories.

1 comment:

OhCaptain said...

I love the last picture. Very nice.