First, the pilot showed me the parts of the plane. Then I got in the plane. I got strapped in really tight. We went up on the runway and we flew up into the sky. We flew around really fast. Then he asked if I wanted to take over the plane. And I did and I did some turns and stuff. Then he asked if I wanted to do a roll. I tried but I only got halfway. Then he took over and did two rolls in a row. Next, he went upside down and flew upside down for 15 seconds. I sat in the front and he sat in the back. We had headgear so we could talk to each other. He would tell me to do this or that so I could fly the plane. Finally, we landed. It was SO FUN!
It has been a great 24 hours here in Kingman. Last night, we had our Telescope Night for the 3rd and 4th graders. My awesome telescope expert friend Steve came out and about 30 kids got to see the rings of Saturn, spot constellations, and play flashlight tag. An hour before it began, I was stressing about all the things that could go wrong, but it all exceeded my hopes. I think the kids will have some great memories of last night.
Then this morning we went to the air show here in town. I do love small town life on days like today, where the boys got to each go for free rides up in the clouds. I am not sure exactly how factual Gus’ account above is. He always has had the hardest time distinguishing fact from fantasy. Sometimes I think his imagination is so overactive, he ends up believing something he daydreamed about happened. Regardless of whether or not the pilot actually did a barrel roll, his smile was my favorite part of the day.
We came home during the downpour and decided to have a Family Movie Afternoon, watching The Sandlot, which is just the best. We went exploring down by the creek to see how wide it was with all the rain. Since our day had pretty much been a Sabbath, we decided to go to Saturday evening Mass. A fine, fine day.