Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Off we go, into the wild blue yonder

Friday night was Kylie's turn to plan date night. Unfortunately, by Friday night we didn't have any energy left for a date night! So Kylie cleverly suggested putting date night off until Saturday. Landon seemed content with that, so we redboxed it up (being pleasantly surprised by "Journey to the Center of Earth" we should have listened to you Chel!) and relaxed our Friday away.

Saturday morning we got up fairly early and made the trek to Roy to see something that's been on our to-do list since we moved to Utah - the Hill Air Force Base Aerospace museum!

Landon loves everything to do with flying and space. He often says he would have a been a jet fighter pilot if he had 20/20 vision - Kylie teases him that she could be one if she wanted to be. :) Kylie also has a soft spot for airplanes...in the fourth grade she participated in a "History Fair" and won the regional competition with a project on the Wright Brothers (although it was probably the matching dresses that did it - how we miss our friend Lindsay).

The museum is huge! For some reason, Kylie was expecting something like the Rexburg flight museum (which is cool, don't get me wrong). This was a whole new experience. We spent about 3 hours there.

We saw an actual atomic bomb...it gave me the creeps:

If you've ever wondered what a caisson that goes rolling along is (although it's possible that we are alone in our perpetual inquisitiveness):

We saw an SR-71, which sadly was one of Kylie's favorite bands when she was in 9th grade. The plane is a lot cooler than the band.

This plane is called an "Aardvark." If you don't get why that warrants a photo op, you probably aren't good enough friends with us to be reading this blog...

And here we have...

The cool kind of planes that they flew in the Doolittle Raid.

Can you see Landon? He's the tiny little thing under the monstrous airplane...can you believe this thing flies?
Fun with the camera!

We had such a good time, and can't wait to find more adventures like this in Utah!


Chelsea said...

What did I tell you about that movie?! Next I think you should tour the Cache Valley cheese factory. I've always wanted to do that.

Allyson said...

Thanks for the personal tour. I have always wanted to go there, but I feel like I did now having read your blog. Thanks Kylie and Landon!

Stacey said...

I love that museum! looks like you guys had lots of fun!!

Kyle Andrew said...

I went there once when I was little. It's a sweet place.
If you decide to take Chel's advice and tour the cheese factory, I would like to jump on that band wagon. I love cheese and I actually bought some cheese from there this weekend.