Monday, July 19, 2010

Planes, More Planes, and a Beer Party!

Saturday we took the boys down to the Airplane Museum.  I had taken them there last year on my own, but Ben has really been  wanting to go again so he could check it out.  You know how men are... big boys who love big toys, even if they aren't their own.

We had a splendid time looking at the hundreds of planes and gear on display.  The boys got a little rowdy, so we didn't get to spend the time there we would have liked to, but it was fun anyway and I got some great shots too.

Ben got tired of me taking all the shots so he snapped this one above.
A rare moment I got the boys to salute... the only way I could get them to stand still.


This is my favorite, I think.  I really liked the planes in the back and the way Ben was looking off to the side.

Then here is one of me and the boys... but it isn't very clear, my limited photoshop skills couldn't save it, I am afraid.  I love the look on Nephi's face... classic!

After our tour of the museum, we thought it would be a good plan to head on over to the base and get diapers ($7 a pack of 50 -- no tax), gas for the van (again no tax), and see if we could get a few more patches for Ben's uniform (which they didn't have).

Now, I don't want to knock the Airforce, I love them dearly, but they do some weird stuff on that base!  First off, we couldn't find where they had their uniform and military supplies.  We looked everywhere at the BX (the Base Exchange) and then at some other places... finally we asked and it turned out they sell their uniforms and patches at the gas station... okay... weird...

And then there was the "Parking Lot Clearance/ Tent sale" -- what bargain shopper doesn't love a good tent sale?  I mean come on!  Sales galore right?

Well, the red lights should have been going off when we pulled up and the "tent" sale was fenced in and there was a bouncer by the gate checking "Valid Military IDs".  It didn't take us long to realize that this "tent sale" wasn't family friendly.... it seemed that all the merchandise was beer, vodka, and wine... and they were having some kind of funky taste testing party inside.  Yeah, we walked away real fast... It was kind of funny.

I guess the base is a really popular place to buy your favorite poison... something about the tax... Anyway, I wouldn't know.  But it was a little weird at the gas station when I was buying a bottle of water, to see instead of candy and gum lined up by the check out counter, there were boxes and boxes of those little vodkas they have on airplanes.  I guess we are just a little sheltered living in Utah.  But I'm not complaining!

I hope the "tent sale" people had fun... I hope they got home safe...

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5 comments:

Lydia said...

Welcome to the "class six". But you got to love the prices and no tax.

Cynthia said...

We've taken the kids there too. It's a fun place to look around. We also enjoy the Air Show when it comes (like every 4 years or so).

In our family, we call those little treks 'Adventure Day' and my kids LOVE them!

It's Something Beautiful said...

Great pictures! I really enjoyed looking at them. I think you did a wonderful photoshop job :) haha.

Mama Nut said...

Thanks! I have been working on my photoshop skills, kind of self-teaching. It's fun, and I'm getting better :)

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