Saturday, July 30, 2011

EAA Air Venture!

On Friday we went to Oshkosh for the world renown EAA Air Venture 2011! It was amazing! What is air venture? It's "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" composed of thousands and thousands of every type of air craft from around the world! Now, I have never been super into planes, but this event is awesome and I love going! They have everything from ultra light little air craft, war birds, actual air craft from WWII and everything in between! People from all around the world gather every year and it is truly an experience. I don't really know where to even begin describing in detail, and seeing as a picture is worth a thousand words... I'll share some of hubby's and my favorite photos.

I will say this, it was hot. Miserably, miserably hot. It felt as if someone had a 10 pound cotton sweater, boiled it in water then you put it on on a hot summer day before going outside. It was hot. I am surprised how well the girls did. We probably applied and reapplied spf 60 sunscreen 6 times on them, almost always had them in the shade and fed them many strawberry and banana smoothies. (In addition of course to lots of water!) They, like hubby and I, were so exhausted at the end of it all, but it was loads of fun and I would do it again in a heart beat!

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My Dad and the little Ellie Belly. :)

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Didi with the American flag, in honor of our Veterans.

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Ellie was crying while in the stroller so hubby picked her, she just melted in his arms. Sweet baby girl! She is a daddy's girl through and through. :)

That had a group of woman jumpers. These are just two of the photos of them parachuting down, it was so awesome. :)

A few very friendly, but a little odd, men dressed up in some vintage flight suits. Great photo op! I asked to take their picture and they were more than delighted!

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They then asked me to jump in the photo and the middle man handed me his book, then asked me to pretend I was teaching them how to fly. Yes... very goofy.

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One of my favorite photos!

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This is probably my most favorite photo! Daniel both took this and did the post process work. :)

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Another one of my favorites, that hubby took :) I feel so bad that I don't remember the names of all (or any, really) of all the many WWII planes that flew. But they really were all breathtaking.

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The sad result of being in the sun for a couple of hours. I put on sunscreen, but you can see where I tried to reapply it myself. OUCH!!!! (not photoshoped, I might add.

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I have to get off the computer and spend some time with my honey now....I have been to long on the computer! Have a great weekend everyone! :)


Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

Hi! Found you through the Monday hop! I am a new follower! Looks like a fun day you had... dont forget sunscreen! OUCH!! Need some Aloe!

Camilleta said...

Aww, cute daddy/daughter picture!! My daughter is such a daddy's girl, too.

That looks like a painful sunburn! Hope it gets better quick.

Steph said...

LOVE the pics, but not the sunburn! Following from the hop! Follow back if you have time! :)

Stephanie said...

Wow - looks like a great time! I <3 your pictures! The sunburn looks a bit painful - hope you feel some relief soon! :)

Jessica said...

Those are some great photos. You should be very proud! Thanks for following. I am happy to return the favor.

I love the picture on your homepage, too. So sweet!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping my blog and following. I am now following back :)

Mary said...

I love the picture on the header of your blog.. it's just too adorable! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time, great pictures.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment. Here to follow you back.

Mary - It's a Sunkissed Life

Savannah said...

Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back now. Those are great photos, looks like you all had a lot of fun. Hope your burn isn't too sore!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

im in love with your blog...the first song on your playlist spoke to me...haven't heard it in a long time. thanks for stopping by. im following now!

Miss Imperfect said...


Thanks for stopping by Miss Imperfect! =) I'm following you back!

Have a great day!!

Karima said...

Saw you on blog hop, now google following you, please pop by, Karima x

Anne Marie said...

What a cute father/daughter picture! Ouch - the sunburn looks so painful!