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Monday, October 12, 2009

Air Show in Columbia, SC

Our nephew, Luke, is in the Air Force and he works out of Shaw AFB in the National Guard Base. He is the leader of his bomb loading team. They load bombs on F 16 Jet Fighters. We were so thrilled to get to go see where they live, where he works and what he does! The Air Show was really great and I would definitely go again. Now that I've been to one I know some things I need to bring:
* Folding chairs
* Sunscreen
* Wheeled cart to carry everything.
* Hat, umbrella, and dark sunglasses. When you are looking up into the sky to watch, the hat has to come off and the umbrella, for shade, has to be put down and the glare makes dark sunglasses a necessity.
* My proten drinks for my Hypoglycemia but NO OTHER DRINKS OR FOOD ALLOWED. Bring any other medicines you might need like Benadryl! (I stepped in a nest of fire ants in all those fields of grass and got a dozen bites and I'm very miserable. I'm highly allergic to them but I hated to ruin the party by making Stan take me to a doctor or ER so I downed some Benadryl and have been taking hand fulls of Benadryl along with a Prednisone pack but am still miserable. I hope I can avoid going to the doctor this time.)
* You will be walking a long way from the car to the Show and then you are on your feet a good bit while looking at the planes and exhibitions. Dress appropriately for all that walking and standing...and walking through those fields of grass that are infested with fire ants...you need to stick to the paved areas and wear comfortable closed toed shoes and socks.
* Cash for drinks, eats and souvenirs - parking and entrance is free but they make their money on the high priced (but good) food/drinks/souvenirs. They have hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza slices, fresh lemonade, etc. The usual festival stuff. Stan and I shared a hamburger to tide us over until we went to eat. It was really good.
* Cameras


F 16 Fighter Jet




The F 16 Fighter Jet like the ones Luke works on




















This plane is like the one Jenny's husband, Kyle, loads down in Charleston.


















While we were there we got to see the house Luke and Hannah rent. It's pretty nice home and Hannah has it nicely decorated and clean as a whistle!












After the Air Show we all went for dinner at the Lizard's Thicket. It has Southern "down home" type of food. Or "soul food". I got the fried catfish, squash casserole, and lima beans and it was great!! We all enjoyed our food. I recommend it.

We were back home by 5:00pm. What great memories we have of the day (except for being attacked by fire ants).

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