Sunday, October 5, 2008

Boys Day Out (A Hijacked blog)


Hi all. The girls left us alone for a couple of days, so I thought I'd hijack the blog to tell you about what Mitch and I did today. South of us in the town of Red Hook, NY, there is a little airstrip cut into the woods which is the location of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. It's a fun little place that does airshows every weekend both on Saturday and on Sunday. We decided to meet up with Leslie's Dad for an afternoon airshow. This isn't the kind of airshow that I think of when someone mentions airshow, nor was it like anything I had seen before. I'm used to airshows at Air Force Bases, so lots of military aircraft, bombs, etc... This airshow consisted of almost exclusively World War I era aircraft. They also included a little storyline to go along with the show which ended in a mock dogfight. Mitch had a great time, except for the few booms from the fake bombs being dropped from the biplane cockpits. We also had our nephew Grant with us, and he seemed to have fun as well. My favorite was a 1970's remake of a 1930's Great Lakes biplane which of course I was unsuccessful in getting a picture of. Of course the biggest hit of the show, was the flying farmer in his yellow Piper Cub. I didn't realize that airplane could do some of the aerobatics that he was doing with it. All in all we had a very fun day, and I brought home a very tired boy.

The girls will be off having quite an adventure tomorrow (Monday) that I will leave for Leslie to tell about. I will just hint that it involves a very big city that's only a couple of hours south of here and a store that every little girl dreams of visiting.
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7 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

You can hijack it more often if Leslie lets you. I know Dad and Grant had a good time too.

MaryMary said...

What a fun dad and son day Chris! And a store that every girl dream's of...in the city. Hmmmm-Tiffanys? Oh, you said little girl. :)

Chris said...

Now I can't very well let Leslie and Avery loose in Tiffany's unsupervised, can I?

aswewalk.com said...

Oh, we're headed to that store soon. Very fun!

And air shows every weekend?! What an awesome place!!!! Seriously, we live right by lots of airports and military installations and don't have anything so cool.

Quincy said...

Is Mitch making a pirate face in a cowboy hat? That's funny.

Chris said...

Mitch was just being Mitch. You never know what you're going to get from that boy.

Clint and Meredith said...

Chris, It was fun to read your message! Thanks for sharing the photos and events! :-) We miss you guys!

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