Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friendship Festival 2010
This afternoon we went to the annual Friendship Festival on base. It is when the base opens up their gates to allow the Japanese community in. They expect between 150000 and 170000 people. There are air stunts, music stages, static plane exhibits, motorcycle shows, food, games...etc. We have heard horror stories about the heat and crowds - but I think we lucked out. We took a break from our unpacking around 3pm and caught the shuttle to the main part of base. Gavin LOVED the planes and has changed his future plans so now he wants to be a pilot. Evie liked the helicopters the best. I liked the funnel cake :-) The kids also got to play on jumpy things (no wait for the line) and got some sno-cones that were so gross, we threw them away after 2 bites.
Sorry I have no clue as to what most of these planes are. Patrick knows them all and tried to tell me...but I don't listen that well to him. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pics!
PS - The first pic is what our back deck still looks like.