Wednesday, July 22, 2009
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!
What wonderful day it was today. Bright and sunny. I spent it with my eldest son, his fiance' and my dear daughter.
Jake and Kat picked us up for a very special occasion today. You see my Jake was reenlisting into the A.F reserves for 6 years or until his active duty paperwork comes through. We pray that is soon. So I witnessed him taking the oath to protect us all once again. It was a very proud moment for this old Mom. The Colonel even thanked ME? for helping our son to do this. I thought that was very nice of him. I told him I had no choice. He was gone the second his Dad placed him the cockpit of a F-4 when he was a wee lad of only 3.
If this wasn't enough excitement for the day. Our dear son then took us all on a tour of the Jet you see above. Inside and out. It was so wonderful to see and have him tell us all the things he does. There is a little hatch at the very top of this HUGE plane and they call it the birds eye. You see the top of the plane and all the engines from there. He let us peek out of it and then told us he frequently walks on the top of the plane. OMG? What? That scared me but said they wear safety lines so it they fall they won't hit the ground. You can't believe how big this plane is. Let us put it this way. A 747 looks tiny in comparison. Even showed us where the troops jump out and how they pack the airplane. It was so neat. My Dear Hubby and Dad used to work on this plane as well. So very neat to know about. So it meant all the more to me. Each doing a different job but Jake told me everything each generation did.
I didn't think it would happen today due to the Rodeo as they call it. It is where planes/crews from all over the world and states come and compete for the best crew. My hubby's unit has won several times while he was in and he still has his coins. They give them a coin with the date and best crew. This test is for war readiness. Everything from timing to, emergency service to take off and landing. Very hard judges. It is a honor to be part of this crew. In a few days Jake will know how his unit( his dad's old unit) will fair. I hope they win. Like Father, like son.
I decided after all that we needed to celebrate. so I took the clan to dinner at Red Robin. We had wonderful food and all had Raspberry/watermelon Spritzers. No alcohol although I thought about it! LOL
So that was my excitement for awhile. back to cleaning the house and a bit of dolly making.
Have a wonderful week. Ya never know what you might do next. mmmmmmmmmmmm what could I do to top that? Could be fun finding out.. hee hee