Oh weekend, you go so quickly! You always do!
Country Boy had been wanting to go to the Temora Aviation Museum flying day for several years now, so Saturday morning saw us driving to Temora. One of the good things about living and driving in the country is that there is always lots of tractors and machinery for a little fellow to look at, so Toby was kept busy looking and tractors with boom sprays, and seed drills and all sorts of other exciting paraphernalia.
I love going for a drive because it is one of the few times where Country Boy and I get to chat (relatively) uninterrupted. On our mind at the moment is the Orchard, and also getting a new and better DSLR camera. We have a basic DSLR and (I think) we get pretty good photos from it, but we have both got to the point where we feel like we are getting the best that we can from the camera, and need a better sensor and body to improve. So we talked about what we wanted.
We got there and rugged up because boy was it cold! Beanies, Jumpers, and Jackets were needed. The kids loved watching the planes flying close to the ground and doing loop the loops. Meg has decided that all planes should do loop the loops. I tried to explain why it wasn’t a good idea for 747’s to do them, but she just looked at me witheringly and said “yeah but all the passengers wear seat belts”. Who am I to correct the understanding of a five year old!
The cold wind meant we had hot chocolates all around while we watched the last plane do it’s stuff. You may pick up by the tone that I am not a big air show fan. It’s not that I don’t like watching the planes, but there is a lot of standing around, and, as it turns out, a lot of guys who carry three cameras to take lots of photos of the planes, while discussing the various merits of different wings and propellers and other such things.
After the planes finished flying we got back in the (warm) car, and I fell asleep for the whole trip home. No doubt Country Boy got to see some unattractive facial expressions, and perhaps a little drool. I woke as we drove in the farm gates.
Dinner was home made pizza eaten while watching Little House On The Prairie which I got on DVD from the op shop. Hannah has been reading the books, and so I couldn’t resist buying the DVDs. The fire was cosy warm, and I think we have created a winter tradition.