Friday, May 07, 2010

The Air Museum

Yesterday Josh had a field trip. I admit to being less than enthusiastic about going up to the Hill Field Air Force Air Museum again. I have been with both my other kids, but I knew that my days of preschool field trips are numbered, we only have one year left, so I decided to go anyway. I am so glad I did. I had forgotten that every time I go there I spend the whole time thinking of my grandpa. He was a pilot in in World War II and after the war worked at Hill Field as a mechanic. He always seems close when I am at the Air museum.

Handsome devil wasn't he? It is hard to see in this picture but

He is wearing a similar jacket and hat! As you can see Josh is more of a smiler for pictures than Grandpa was.

Of course the plane that looked like and alligator according to Josh was his favorite.

You could also put on a flight suit and jump in a cockpit.

They had it set up so it looked like you were flying over land, you could even take a friend.

Some other sweet grandpa made this one for the kids to fly. I kept looking at the gentlemen that are retired air force who volunteer as guides and thinking my grandpa would have loved to do that.

Appropriately this friend who rode with us was named Jet! As you can see Josh was more interested in Jet than the big wheels he is standing in front of! It was a fun day full of old and new memories.


Janice said...

I love the Hill Airforce Museum. However, I have done 6 trips to Wheeler Farm and I have two more to go with the pre-school we attend. I do not like Wheeler Farm anymore.

Circe said...

You are a good sport. It's worth it for cute pictures like that!

The Vintage Sister said...

Awww, so cute! I miss those trips. We are headed to the aquarium with Alex's class this month...I can't wait.

Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog today.
It's nice to know!

Natalie said...

Love looking at your blog and seeing what amazing things you are up to. We just survived 2 of our girl's birthdays and a baptism this month and are ready to move on with our lives :) I have your message saved so we can set a dinner date! May or June? What's best for you? Hope you get this soon and look forward to seeing you soon. Love, Natalie

Andrea said...

Cute pictures!
I like it your blog.