The first day we spent the morning touching on a bunch of different places that we wanted to see and we also got to take a break for a few minutes while John and Kirsten's son, Michael, conducted his seminar. The afternoon was rainy and cloudy but the scheduled air show (for the most part) went on anyway. We left after the airshow on Friday and drove back to a restaurant by our hotel. We were planning on meeting at the pool after dinner but then decided we were too exhausted. I think I was asleep before 10 pm.
The next day we were at the park from 9 am until 10 pm. We ate lunch and dinner at the air show and we also attended Mass while we were there. It was very impressive. Everyone that was at the Mass participated and sang out their praise with joy. That is not the norm for Catholic Masses but I think that the people that would take time out of their air show day to go to Mass are the people to whom their time with Christ holds importance and therefore they are more involved in the liturgy. It made my heart sing!! The Gospel was the Loaves and Fishes. Father's homily was about how Christ felt Compassion for His followers. This especially spoke to me this week as you can see if you read this post. After Mass and dinner there was a nighttime air show and a fireworks display that was, bar none, the most amazing and awesome firework display I have ever seen in life, on films or on television. I am posting a video of it for you.
Frank had a total of 1658 photos....unreal!!! He has gone through them all, deleted the unusable one's and now we are left with about a third of them. Don't worry, I am not going to share them all.
Mike Lents speaking about the reasons why colleges should promote aerobatics.
My new earrings announcing that I love my Pilot.
The Marines showing off one of their aircraft.
A bombing demonstration by some war birds.
The Thunderbirds demonstrating their precision and skills.
No, this is not photo shopped.
We visited the sea base where more than anything we enjoyed the cool breezes off the water.
Fireworks via Helicopter.
The Grand Finale.
Having been inspired by this trip, I am sharing it at Inspiration Monday. Stop by and share what is inspiring you this week.