One Saturday, there was a free airshow up in Tampa, so we dragged Aunt JoJo with us and took off. It was very difficult to get there, the MacDill Airforce Base was completely filled up and the authorities weren't allowing any more vehicles onto the base to park for the show. After several minutes of trying to wind our way around and find a place to watch the show, we stumbled upon a park that butted right up to the airforce base. We had just about 30 minutes before what we had really come to see was to start. The Navy's Blue Angels were performing! We got settled right in the front row...right in the beautiful sunshine! It was the first warm weekend in about 6 months! (Yes, I realize I will get VERY little sympathy from you Iowans!) It was the perfect day for watching an airshow, not a cloud in the sky! Aunt JoJo needed my umbrella for some shade!
Our park was soon discovered by many other lucky folks who stumbled into the right place at the right time!
The funniest thing about that umbrella (WARNING: rabbit trail) was that the night before we trekked up to Tampa, I had a dream that I was running around town with someone (can't remember who), but it started to rain. I was wishing I had an umbrella when I remembered I kept one in my purse (it has really been a rainy winter here!) and whipped it out, all proud of myself (I am so rarely so prepared!). When we got to the park and got settled, Jo went and found a tree to sit under so she wouldn't get fried. It was probably 10 full minutes before I remembered the dream and the umbrella so handily tucked away in my purse! She got to join us on the front row after I proudly whipped it out!
Alayna was our official camera girl:
We had excellent seats and through the fence, we could see the Blue Angels taxiing: