Thursday, July 29, 2010

July 29th, 2010

So my Mom and Caleb went to the EAA yesterday and took a lot of pictures. Mom has been quite the shutter-bug once she got a 2GB memory card for her camera. She now has a 4GB one—which will hold over 1,000 pictures—even with her new camera!

The EAA, which stands for Experimental Aircraft Association, is actually a museum in a nearby town called Oshkosh. Every summer, they have what they call an Air-Venture Fly-in, where hundreds of people fly their plane there and they celebrate and show off their planes. It is a big thing in our area.

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This plane was INSIDE the museum! Mom and her parents bought their wristbands inside the museum and had to wait in line for a while.

tn_2010-07-28 060 EAA AirVenture_edited-1Mom liked the old planes the best. In fact, most of her pictures were the older planes.

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They got to go INSIDE this plane! They paid five dollars per person to take a short tour through a very tiny space! She thought it was amazing that eight people worked in such a little space for so long under such extreme circumstances!

tn_2010-07-28 081 EAA AirVenture_edited-1The nose of the plane!

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A place for one of the people who operated the machine guns.

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One of the machine guns!

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Some ammunition. (Mom says that it is probably fake.)

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Another machine gun.

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One of the two propellers!

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You know how in the Snoopy cartoons, he fights the Red Baron? Well, this plane is painted like the real Red Baron’s plane! It’s a kit plane, which means that they put it together, but it is still really cool.

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The insides of the plane.

tn_2010-07-28 334 EAA AirVenture_edited-1 And she saw the Good Year blimp!

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And lots and lots of planes take off! She said that it was a lot of fun and wishes that I could have went with. I like plane—not as much as I like trains, but they are still very cool. I hope you enjoyed our pictures!

Marlowe II

3 comments:

  1. What a cool outing. sorry you didn't get to come, but at least you have the pictures to look at

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  2. That looks like a great day out.

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  3. Bummer that you didn't get to go, Marlowe, but it looks like a lot of fun. Your mom takes great pictures!

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