Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Reno Air Races

We had a family day at the Reno Air Races. It was a hot day filled with lots of vintage planes, a few stunt shows, Air Force transportation and free T-shirts.

Jay and the children got to see the inside of an Apache helicopter(seen here) and a extremely huge plane used to refill the planes in mid-air(sorry for my lack of plane name knowledge). It is always amazing to me when I see things like this-- these machines are really used to fight for our freedom. We are truly a blessed nation to have the military capabilities to protect ourselves with such machinery.

Ayden's favorite plane of the day--can you guess why? The teeth, that's right.

Can you guess why Emry liked this one? The red, white and blue? You guessed it!

And of course this one was neat because of the face.

It was a lot of planes and a lot of noise and unfortunately the children were done before Jay and I were. We went with a homeschool co-op in Reno and received free admission but Jay and I were wondering if we could leave the children at home next time and enjoy the races by ourselves. The noise of the jets scared Emry, the heat tired Ayden out, Kensley just went along with them and Brady was content but we had to leave early. Jay and I wanted to sit in the bleachers and watch the races and enjoy the Blue Angels practice show but it was not to be. It was a neat thing to experience but we will hold off until everyone is a little older.

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