Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Great State of Maine Air Show

My parents have been in town visiting for a few days, and lucky for them, The Great State of Maine Air Show took place this weekend in Brunswick. The airshow was much more impressive than I thought it would be. Something was going on at all times in the sky, and planes of all shapes and sizes were on the ground, most of them open for walking through.

We saw F-16s do their stuff in the air, which was loud and impressive. We saw little double-winged planes do some crazy tricks, a wing-walker, parachutists who could jump out of a plane two miles up and land on a target smaller than a frisbee. And we saw a 45 minute air show by the Blue Angels, something my dad has always wanted to see. Also very impressive.

It was a beautiful day weather-wise as well. Hanna only skimmed us, and the clouds held off until the very end. It was perfect.

Tomorrow is Claire's first day of school and 5th birthday. I'm sure my mom and I will be up tonight baking the cake and decorating the house (I always decorate the birthday person's doorway and chair at the table for birthdays, but it sounds like there might be a helium tank involved this year). It should be a fun day tomorrow too.


Carrie said...

Five years old and the first day of kindergarten! Wow!!! That's a big, big day! Hope she loves the decorations and her new school. Please give her a hug and Happy Birthday wishes from Iowa.

much love,

Aunt Carrie

Anonymous said...

The Air Show looked like it was fun. Claire, have a great first day of school tomorrow. I love your back-to-school outfit.


Emily said...

Happy birthday, Claire! Have fun at kindergarten!