Air Show in Texas

by Karen

On Saturday morning we drove an hour south to the Sheppard Air Show at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, Texas. It was the first air show I attended in about 20 years and Clay had never been to one before so it was safe to say that we were newbies to the whole scene.

The weather was a perfect 85 degrees with a slight breeze. The event was very well organized and the crowds very manageable. There were planes from WW1, WW2, Vietnam, and more recent wars. There was even an ‘airfight’ between American and Japanese planes, complete with an air raid siren. Best part? Admission and parking were free!

Little guy LOVED the planes. We stayed for a couple of hours and then drove around base, where I saw some of big transport planes that Clay has taken during his deployments, which was neat. During our drive, we were reminded of how much nicer Air Force bases are than Army posts so we kept joking that Clay chose the wrong branch. Finally, we grabbed lunch in town before heading back up to Lawton.

Self-family portrait fail. Despite the lackluster family photograph, we seriously couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday morning. Have you been to an air show recently?

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