Thursday, April 11, 2013

Let's Go Fly a Plane!

For Spring break this year my kids and I went to visit my parents in Wyoming. Not many people go to Wyoming for spring break, probably because there is still SNOW there in April!

Regardless of the cold, we had a great time visiting Grandma and Grandpa. My kids are lucky because their Grandpa is a pilot. That means we got to go for a plane ride!

What a gorgeous view! Since it is a single engine plane, my kids get to experience flying pretty close to the ground. It is so fun to see all the houses, roads and rivers. Plus my boys each got a turn to "help" Grandpa fly the plane.

Of course the boys absolutely LOVED flying. We had the boys switch places halfway through so that they both got a turn. My five-year-old says he is going to be a pilot when he grows up, which is fine by me. At least he already has some experience, right?

My kids have actually been on several small plane rides, thanks to Grandpa. To give you an idea about how small the plane is, here is a picture that my Dad took with his phone from the front of the plane. It would have been fun to have a wide angle lens to take pictures of my kids in the plane, but we had to make do with the lenses I had and our iPhone cameras.

Don't we all look like we are having fun?! Even Miss Aubrey wasn't too concerned about the noise and experience of being in the plane. Probably because she was sitting with mommy.

We love it when we get to go flying with Grandpa! My kids enjoy it so much, and I love the unique viewpoint we get from up in the air.

Thanks Grandpa!

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  1. What an amazing experience that must have been! What an stunning view!!

  2. Oh no...looks scary!!! :D Scary but also so fun! :D

  3. What a wonderful opportunity for your kids! And how fun!

  4. GREAT pictures (as usual!) and what an awesome memory-making day for your kids! How cool is THEIR grandpa?!! Looks like so much fun.

  5. I always love seeing your dad's pictures during scav hunt sunday! What a fun trip!!