...a CF18 Hornet or a very fast plane according to Cliff. Today, requested by our kids to take a drive to Abbotsford to see if we could see any planes flying! And oh boy, oh boy did we EVER! We all quickly jumped out of the van and stood by the Tradex Centre for OPTIMAL viewing! IT was like the show was just for us! It came that close to us!
That plane was so cool, and the whole family had different reactions! I felt like we were watching top gun (one of my favourite movies of all time!) and I was so impressed with the sounds, the maneuvers and just the speed! Cliff got goosebumps and felt like a child again, Claire loved watching the plane and didn't plug her ears. Carly cried as she was scared of how very loud the plane was when it flew by. Catie, she stuck to my chest, and I covered her ear that was exposed. Caroline, stuck to Daddy's chest but was not scared. She just kept looking. The baby in my belly was moving all about! It was a very exciting day at the Air Show. Next year we are talking about going with Cliff, Pappa, Grandpa, Cameron and Claire. Possibly Carly if she can get past the noise! We definitely will want to wear ear plugs. And we definitely want to put this as our top priority for next summer! Cameron wanted to go back there so badly! I wonder if we have a little air cadet in our future, or possibly a pilot. He was very excited.
(To backtrack a bit, we took a drive to the airport last night after dinner to see if we could see the Snowbirds and we could, and we saw a whole different bunch of planes sitting on the tarmac. It was very cool!!)
We then took a drive around Abby, and on the freeway back home we saw another few planes and they were very fast and loud! In fact, when we were back home and Cliff was washing the vehicles. We could here them over here.
Who knows, tomorrow we could be going back to watch!!