So, Zach went and became a teenager right under my nose!
So, to celebrate, we drove like crazy-people, left Orlando and drove seven hours on Tuesday, so we could watch their first practice of the year on Wednesday. :)
We LOVE the Blue Angels, but Zach REALLY loves them, so it was a MUST to see them ON HIS BIRTHDAY! How cool is that?
The Naval Air Museum is in Pensacola, which is also Todd's old hometown when he was a little boy, but that is for another post. ;)
The practice was just awesome! I could sit and watch them for hours.
Only the elite pilots are honored with this prestigious job of flying the Blue Angels. It is just a wonder, how graceful and smooth they are, while flying at top speeds.
Parker enjoyed the planes, but, all he wanted was a picture next to this John Deere tractor! HA!
The Air & Space Museum and the Blue Angels practice was also FREE!! WHOO HOO!
We decided to get tickets to the IMAX show, "The Magic of Flight." It made you feel like you were flying, but also gave a behind the scenes look at the Blue Angels' pilots. GREAT documentary. AND, for being homeschoolers, they gave us a discount! It was $5 each! LOVE it!
Guess who we also ran into while we were at the show?! Only about 3 other full-time families! :)
Talk about sweet company. :)
It was a fun, happy birthday! Now, I just need to cope with the fact that Zach is thirteen years old!