This past Saturday Bill and I took the kids to the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show. I’ve never been, and it’s been a few years since Bill has gone. His nephew was going to be working there as well (he’s a Load Master in the Air Guard) and we hoped to see him while we were there.
We went early, which was our smartest move that morning. We got to park relatively close, and buses driven by guardsmen and women drove us to the air field and back again later.
I would have liked to stay longer (we were there for a couple of hours) but the kids were getting tired of walking around and staring at the sky after a while. (Alex: "Mommy, why do we have to walk and walk and walk and walk and walk and walk and go down the slide and walk and walk and walk?") As a result we weren’t there long enough to see the really big shows, like the Blue Angels. (I did, however, see them fly over in tight formation while I was on my way to the grocery store later that afternoon.)
Anyway – I brought my camera and both lenses, and I took what pictures I could. It was a little difficult at times – hard to focus or change settings with one hand while carrying Julia with the other arm. But whatever. It was fun. And it was a perfect day – comfortable temperatures and nice puffy clouds in the sky.
If you are so inclined, you can see the pictures here.