Thunder in May!

If you do not have a local Thunder Over...event in your area, you must seek them out.  We were blessed to be able to attend the one in our area for the first time this year.  The kids loved seeing the vehicles and demonstrations.  The soldiers who were there to help and answer questions were simply amazing and super sweet with our kids.  We had a blast honoring them and seeing a little bit of what they do.

 We got there late in the afternoon and were able to watch people jump from planes.  With flags.  They came right over our heads.

 I think these were the minesweepers.  Except they use sonar or something so it's a bit safer than the traditional minesweepers.  Okay, I give.  I haven't a clue what they are or do.  But the boys loved climbing in to them.

 We were walking to see the motor cross bike demonstration and just happened upon a helicopter  taking off.  I've never been that close to any kind of aircraft taking off without being inside of it.
 Then we made it to the motorcross demonstration.

 That black dot below the clouds and above the trees is a guy.  On a bike.  Holding on to the back.  Yeah.

 And this is my kids reaction to the guy letting go of the handlebars to grab the seat.

 Yep.  Totally amazing.

Flipping over.

Thunder Over...always has some great musicians who come to honor our troops and this year it was Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.  Cranky tired kids kept us from going to the concert but we heard it from the parking lot and it sounded good.  It was truly a wonderful fun time with our crew.  Oh yeah, and it was free!

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