Sunday, November 27, 2011

The bone yard

On Wednesday right before Thanksgiving Rob was in one of those "welcome to the base" meetings and I was at home with all of the kids preparing for Thanksgiving when I got a call from him at about 10:10 AM "The meeting is ending with a free tour of the bone yard, it leaves at 11:00, want to come?"

Knowing that this tour is a fairly expensive one (especially for a family our size) and that the kids would love getting to go I said "Ummmm.... Sure we can make it". Kids were all over and most of them fairly dirty from playing outside in the dirt or helping me with cooking. "Ok everyone, go get errand day clothes on and get ready to go! We need to be out the door in 10 minutes!" Amazingly no one asked "why" or "where are we going", without a word everyone flew into action and we were out the door in 10 minutes! Everyone even looked presentable!

Oh, are you wondering what the bone yard is? Why we would be excited to visit it? It is where the military stores all of their old planes or the ones that have been taken out of rotation for now. Acres of airplanes lined up, row after row. Yea, to say the kids were excited would be an understatement. We drive by parts of it regularly on base, but can't get in. This was our chance!

The stealth fighter is invisible not only to radar, but on the ground too! (ok, it is actually in storage elsewhere right now)
The kids loved seeing the rows of airplanes, helicopters, and even spare parts.
A good time was had by all!


  1. Wow! What an awesome opportunity! I know my kids (and my husband and I) would love to see it! I am so glad that you guys got the chance to go! :-)

  2. Woo Hoo! Praising the Lord for well trained children. Obedience really pays off with some fabulous opportunities, so glad this worked out!