Monday, March 29, 2010

Thundering Weekend

This weekend our local Air Force Base hosted a community wide event called Thunder Over Alabama. They had lots of airplanes on display, and the featured events were airplane demonstrations, the Golden Knight Parachute team and the Thunderbirds. If you've never seen the Thunderbirds in person, you need to. They are amazing, and the talent of the pilots is unbelievable!

Mom and Dad took Jackson out early Saturday morning to see the airplanes, and then I joined them after lunch to spend the afternoon. We had a really good time and the weather was amazingly beautiful. We even got to see the real Budweiser Clydesdale's that were on display. They were gorgeous! Jackson loved the horses, but was just in awe watching the "parachute mans" perform and he kept asking if he could do that when he turns five!

When it came time for the Thunderbirds to perform, which was much later in the afternoon, Jackson was exhausted. He was sitting on my Dad's shoulders and actually fell asleep with his head resting on Dad's head right before the show begin! We ended up letting him sleep on the blanket and he slept right through the Thunderbirds, which is amazing because of how incredibly loud they are. He did get startled a few times, despite the fact that he was wearing ear plugs, but the kid was practically unconscious!

It was a wonderful day and although I didn't have my camera with me, I'll share some of the pictures my Mom took later. Until then I'll share a few pictures of the Thunderbirds courtesy of their official website. Have a great day!

1 random thoughts:

Rachel said...

That's awesome. It was really fun to "accidentally" drive through the air show on Friday.

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