We found out at the last minute that Camp Mabry, an army base in Austin, was having an air show. So, we toted the boys up there and had a blast! I've never felt so much testosterone in one place as an army base! There were guns, tanks, trucks, planes with bombers and helicopters with misles. The boys were in hog heaven!
It was a huge event! I had NO IDEA how many people came to these things! We had to take a shuttle from the parking lot to the field and there were so many kiosks selling any type of army, navy, air force thing you could think of. The boys got to pick out pop guns as their souvenir, which they absolutely loved until Elijah's gun backfired a bit and a spark singed the end of his nose. Then, he didn't want to put the "bullets" in any longer.
They had a kids area with all sorts of things they could climb on and they put on lots of demonstrations and reenactments. It was super cool dude stuff! :)
Here are some pics of the day.
The boys standing in front of one of the planes. (Ian is going to be mad that I didn't write the correct name of the plane, but I have no idea what it is.)
The boys got to climb around on this huge gun!
Elijah and Joaquin sitting in the helicopter
The boys also rode in the barrel train for kids. It was cute.