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An Unexpectedly Wonderful Airshow Day

This past weekend was the NAS Oceana Airshow in Virginia Beach! The Blue Angels made their annual appearance along with a variety of other planes. It's really neat and always so fun to watch! The thing is, we had absolutely no plans of attending this year. We've done a string of airshows in the past and were planning on having a chill Sunday. Parker had flown all day Saturday, so we were just ready for a day full of nothing together. 

Long story short, the Navy had a different plan and pulled us in the loop at about 10 PM Saturday evening that Parker would be working the airshow. I was initially a little bummed since that husband of mine has been gone more than he's been home lately, but there's really no use throwing a hissy fit about it. He left early Sunday morning to man the C-2 and be there to answer questions, show people inside the plane, etc. Really, that's not a bad day at all for a pilot. Every so often, he would pop out and say hello!


I drove up a couple of hours later and ended up staying all afternoon. Parker was too busy to really hang out, so I volunteered to work the merchandise table and tried to convince kids that they NEEDED a C-2 patch. The squadron CO and his wife were there, and I loved the company!


We really ended up having the best day. Being at an airshow and seeing so many people excited about the planes is just fun! The only downside of the day was the lack of sunscreen. It's Monday, and boy am I paying for my oversight. But hey, if forgetting sunscreen is the worst thing that happened, then our Sunday wasn't too shabby. Seeing this kid in his element never gets old. 


Finally, it was time for the Blue Angels! We stopped selling and giving tours and got to watch the show. It's no understatement when I say we had the best seats in the house. The CO, Parker, and I climbed on top of the C-2 and watched from there. Yall, I can't even describe how cool that was!

The Blue Angels put on a great show per usual, and nobody crashed, which I am always slightly nervous about. These guys are so good at what they do, but eeesh it makes me nervous. Of all the times we have seen the Blue Angels, this was definitely my favorite. It's not every day they let the wife climb on top of the C-2, so I'll take it when it comes!





Sunday was completely unexpected but also just the best day. We had a blast, and I'm actually kind of glad Parker got that dreaded text at 10 PM Saturday night. Life's what you make it, and the Navy sure is teaching us that lesson lately.




8 comments :

Jen said...

What a fun time! We have an air show coming up soon and I can't wait to go.

Bailey Kay said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! That's so cool that you got to climb on top of the plane!

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks like a blast!

Ech Will said...

That is so cool! Glad that dreaded text turned into something so fun.

Cayte Brown said...

Missed seeing you there!!

Lisa C said...

I've been to so many air shows that I am majorly nervous every time the planes are in the air. And steep some really strong tea. Sponge it on to your sunburn every 30 minutes or so. It really helps stop the burning and provides some relief.

Melzie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades said...

That is so awesome that you got to watch on top of his plane!!!!!! What an cool experience!! I just love air shows and can't wait for ours in October. I took for granted living in Pensacola and seeing the Blue Angels fly over us all the time. They truly are amazing. If also be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to the air show food....corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn lol. Bring on the junk food!

Stephanie said...

That sounds like so much fun. I haven't seen the Blue Angels in years! We used to go to air shows all the time as kids. That was awesome that you got to sit up ON a plane to watch.

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