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This weekend was one Parker had been looking forward to for months. The Blue Angels were in Kingsville, Tx! Air shows are pretty cool no matter who you are, especially ones that involve the Blue Angels. These guys are the best of the best, and what they can do is simply amazing in my book. I loved getting to see them fly, so imagine going with a bunch of student aviators... those boys were in heaven!

I sort of loved that the airshow was in Kingsville. We had the hour commute, but we got to go back to the town we used to live in. Hello, nostalgia. We even got to see our old house when we knocked on the door unannounced to ask for our old doormats back. That's another story for another day, but let's just say it was sufficiently awkward. Anyway, I digress. There were a lot of people gathered for the event, but it seemed like we knew someone at every turn. The military is like a giant fraternity sometimes, in a good way of course. I loved getting to hang out with old and new friends all day!

The first part of the day was spent walking around the display area and checking out all of the planes. Nothing makes Parker happier than when I can identify an airplane correctly, so that was my goal all day. Some men appreciate quality time or massages, others appreciate airplane knowledge. You play the hand you're dealt. 

This is actually the plane Parker is flying right now! T-44A

This is a coast guard plane, but that's all I remember... can you tell these guys like planes? I couldn't either.
Obnoxious? Probably. However, it seemed like the natural pose considering the paint job.
Parker in front of the... yellow plane... apparently I can't remember what this one is either. Oops.
Acting like tourists with the Russian helicopter!
This is inside the P3. This plane wasn't open for touring, but the pilot found out the guys were student aviators and let them right in. Parker was in airplane heaven!
 So this isn't an airplane, but look Dad! I found a corvette!

We finished up touring the different planes on display, and we had all built up pretty decent sunburns and appetites at that point. The corn dogs fixed the latter, and applying aloe vera like it's my day job is currently working on the former (sorry for forgetting sunscreen, Mom :/ ...). There were different planes flying over us while we were walking around, and the Blue Angels were the grand finale. Grand finale indeed. If you ever have the opportunity to see these guys fly, go do it. It's just plain cool. 


This is Fat Albert, the plane that always flies out right before the angels. I still can't figure out why we call it Fat Albert.


We might need to photo shop Jenny into the above picture for our Christmas card this year. It doesn't get much better than having the Blue Angels flying in the background!

All in all, it was a really neat experience. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and I love seeing Parker so happy. Goodness that man loves planes. Thanks for a memorable weekend, Kingsville! Naturally the coolest thing to happen in Kingsville all year would happen the month after we move. It happens. I'm just glad we got to venture back to the motherland to see it!



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21 comments :

Cayte Brown said...

I love the Blue Angels! I wish they would come back to Norfolk soon!

Karla FNW said...

Thst is so cool. I have always wanted to go to an air show. We are going to one this summer. I cannot wait! Love the pics!!

Stephanie said...

We use to see the Blue Angels every year as kids. It was so much fun!

Anne Schunior said...

I think your husband and my husband would be good friends. My husband is from Houston and has been a Blue Angels fan (well, actually a fan of anything plane related) since he was a kid. He took me to see them about a year ago and it's so cool to see how excited he gets. I mean, I had fun and all, but I swear he's like a kid in a candy store! Looks like you two had a great weekend!

Melissa said...

This looks like so much fun, Chelsea! How cool is it that you were able to experience it? There's an air and space museum here in Pima, and Ryan took me there...like a kid in a candy shop - especially with the drones he flies :)

Blogger Ash said...

Fun weekend outing! Great weather!

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Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

I've been to one air show when they have come to San Diego and they are a lot of fun. I don't remember going around looking at them, for some reason but just looking at them fly. Those stunts! Wow! And looking at the picture where your husband was allowed on a plane, looking at all those switches, man! I'm glad you got to enjoy this with your husband!

Jen said...

Air Shows are so much fun!! When my brother was stationed at Nellis AFB he was on the Thunderbird team, I loved seeing their airshows.

Traci@TheHallway said...

I love the Blue Angels! Looks like a great time!!

Hana R said...

The miramar air show in California is absolutely the best!!!

Rachel Lynn said...

I'm looking forward to our airshow here this year. Since we've lived here, I've had to work it. It will be nice to just enjoy it this time around....if we're still here.

LOVE that last pic of you guys. Adorable :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Air shoes are so much fun and seeing the different types of planes.

Janelle Vannice said...

How fun!!! I love air shows! I have never seen the Blue Angels, but I've seen the Thunderbirds (Air Force equivalent) a couple times, and they'll be putting on a show at the Academy's graduation in May, and I can't wait to see them again then. :) What a fun weekend you guys had! :)

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

That is so awesome! Looks like so much fun. I have never been to an air show.

scrapperjen said...

Great photos! I love watching the Blue Angels.
I totally would have posed the same way by the "growling" plane.
Have a great week!

Angie said...

What a fantastic weekend. I've never actually got to go to an air show but would love to see one. My Hubby laughs at me every time we go to the Nascar race because the military planes flying over is my favorite part!!!

Finley S said...

ooOOoo what a lovely day out. What a proud wife you must be - I would be so impressed and proud of my hubby knowing he flies those things. just seeing it every time must make you so proud!!!

Kenzie Smith said...

How fun! I can imagine that Parker was in heaven :D I'm glad that you had a really good time too! We used to have the Blue Angels come up this way, but I don't think they have in a while. I'll have to see when they are coming next! Love the photos!!

Ashley said...

So exciting! I really hope I can catch them in Norfolk sometime. PS I love your sunglasses.

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

The Blue Angels were going to be in nearby Evansville for an air show for the first time in over a decade... and it just so happened that that was the year they had that big budget crisis and couldn't fly. Boo! I was SO excited to see them too! Also, random story, my mom actually met some of the Blue Angels pilots back in the 80s when they were in Owensboro for an air show! She was the only woman volunteering at the air show and one of the pilots offered to take her on the runway to show her the plane up-close. Yeah, my mom is kinda awesome (and she was really hot when she was my age so I guess that helped too haha!)

Katherine Newsom said...

I saw the Blue Angels at Ellington Field in Houston years ago! Well, when I was in high school. There is an air show there every year and without fail the Blue Angels are there too. IT was fantastic! I did not know what all that hype was but my mom soon filled me in. My dad worked there (sorta still does) even though it's a Reserve base.. But's its in Clear Lake which is not a bad area to be in.. So close to the beach :) Sounds like a good time for yall!

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