Last year we had the chance to visit the Lancaster Airport's Community Days, which was awesome. But I've recently learned that this is not an annual thing? At least not anymore... And so I was sad. I loved taking the kids to get up and close and personal with aircraft, all whilst keeping their feet firmly planted on God's Green Earth.
And then I found out about Harrisburg International Airport's Open House. Relatively new, this was just one Saturday where people could come and sit in planes and various emergency vehicles and snow removal vehicles and meet all the lovely men and women who run the equipment. Sign. Me. Up.
We arrived at 9:00 a.m. on the dot figuring that it would get crowded and it was a hot day so we didn't want to bake in lines for the entire morning... Parking and admittance was free, which I mean, you can't beat. David in particular was living his dream. He got to honk the horn of a dump truck which is basically at the top of his bucket list, if he had one. The enormous plow and all the "army" (Air Force) vehicles were also a huge hit in his mind. Letty got to climb into a police car and talk into the walkie and set off various horns and sirens and even got a sticker labeling her as his "partner." And they got to go inside the UPS plane which I informed them, is where all of mommy's Target and Amazon packages come from...
It was fun. Hot, but fun. We scored some free candy on our way out from the Kiss Mobile and then headed home to an air conditioning and a lovely backyard swim.