Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ben's 4th birthday

Well, I know you are all sitting, crossing your fingers, wondering what we did today. :) Around 8:00 we ate bagels and English muffins for breakfast. Then about 10 minutes before we were supposed to leave I heard a strange sound in the mechanical room and found a leak in the pressure tank for our well. So we had to drain it out which took a bit but we managed to get out only 40 minutes behind schedule. Then we headed for Kalamazoo and......THE AIR ZOO! We got there around 9:30 and stayed in the Main Campus till a little after noon. It was really cool. There were quite a few WWI airplanes and a few from WWll and one from the Cold War. There were also a few more modern ones. There was one airplane called The Tomcat that has been around for quite a few years. They are now destroying all of them because the Iranians are using them and the Americans don't want them to get parts from us. They had one of the only ones still around. They also had the kind of plane that John McCain flew in the Vietnam War. After going through that building we went to the other building(they have two). That had quite a bit of hands on stuff to do. They had quite a bit of information about space shuttles and all the stuff relating to that. We all took a trip to Mars but managed to get back in just 4 minutes!!! They had a pretty good WWll exhibit with several planes in that building a few outside(one of which birds had decided to lodge in!). We got to get into one of the planes and explore in it. We got home around 4:00, did chores and had the birthday party. A John Deere cinnamon cake with chocolate or vanilla(your choice) ended the day wonderfully.
Hope your day was as good as yours!

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