8.20.2009

Air Museum & The Blue's

I can't believe how long it has been since i last posted! I have been so busy trying to soak up these last couple of weeks of summer vacation with the boys that i just completely neglected my blog!

Last week we went with some friends to the Naval Aviation Museum that is here on the base! Admission is FREE and they have so much fun stuff to see and play on! The boys had a blast with their friends and it was nice to be out of the house and not spending money! =) Here are a couple pics from the museum....

The kiddos w/ a sweet volunteer who told them all about this little old store!



Levi & Brayden taking a break from flying for a picture!



JT & Colby flying a helicopter


Most of you are probably familiar with the Blue Angels.....they perform at air shows across the nation every year and are very well known! It just so happens that we are blessed to live about 10 miles from their home base!!! It is not uncommon when we go to Target or Wal Mart to see them flying overhead as they practice! Even better......their practices are open to the public. You can go to the flight line and sit in bleachers and watch them practice their entire show!! Far closer and more personal an experience than any air show could ever provide and we went yesterday morning!!! It was AWESOME. AMAZING. Almost surreal. The boys LOVED every second of it and we are hoping to be able to go again soon and take Daddy with us!! Here are a few shots of the show.....they were flying a low show because of the clouds so there were some things they couldn't do but it was still a fabulous show!

waiting for the show to start!


Here they come!!!!


they called this a tight formation (there is about 18 inches clearance from wing of one plane to dome of another....CRAZY!)

















waving the Blue Angels back!!!

If you are ever in the Pensacola area i highly recommend both the Air Museum and going to watch a Blue Angels practice! Both are budget friendly and fun, memory making opportunities!! We can't wait to go back and experience both again!

6 comments:

April said...

The Naval Air Station in Pensacola is where my brother got commissioned in the Navy...brings back lots of memories! Aren't the Blue Angels magnificient? Love your pictures!

Lainey-Paney said...

Looks like tons of fun!

Liz said...

My BFF's sister and her family was stationed there until a few months ago. She had a great time at that museum during one of her visits.

I have never seen an air show. It looks fun!

~love said...

very fun! =)

a boy a girl and a pug said...

so fun! i love air shows!! :-)

Anonymous said...

OK it is October 26th and i am ready to read more. Love ya Terry