Every year for MANY years, our little family has been going to Oshkosh, WI for the annual EAA AirVenture airshow. This year, we invited Steve's cousin, Rachel, too. We drove up in the RV, got there on Saturday, and she flew up on Monday. We all enjoyed it very much again this year. Seeing old friends, making new ones, and just enjoying the cool Wisconsin weather is a fun way to spend a week. Here are all the children with Rachel under the brown arch. We get this picture every year, too! Aren't they cute?
Here is Rachel with one of the really nice airplanes they keep in the Pioneer Airport hangers off the airfield. It is just such a good picture of Rachel, I had to include it.Here is a picture of John Henry flying a simulator at KidVenture. I've been volunteering at KidVenture for the past two years and the older boys come and spend the time with me there. They go from booth to booth doing activities and I work in my booth. JH flew this sim so much, he filled up two log books! He really loves this stuff. He was able to get about 6 requirements for the Aviation merit badge checked off while he was there as well.
Here is Lizzie "flying" a pedal plane at KidVenture. She enjoyed things this year and talked about them. She is getting to be a real big girl.
The weather prior to our arrival had been the wettest on record for Wisconsin, so there was LOTS of mud and water to contend with. We were even unable to camp in Camp Scholler the first night because of it. Once we were finally IN our camping spot next to the airfield, the boys enjoyed playing in this creek every day. They built a bridge (not a dam, Mom... the water is still moving through!) and everyone who came by commented on it.