Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July on Okinawa

We had a great weekend! We made some major progress on clearing out the guest bedroom so my parents will have a place to sleep while they are here NEXT month. We got our AFN dish and decoder so that we will have a FEW channels to watch on TV. I found someone who will install it for less than all the companies that advertise in the phonebook.

On the 4th we met up with our friends Kelly and Maggie and Kelly's parents who are visiting for pizza at Pizza Hut and some Starbucks then we headed to the flight line for America Fest. The weather was so much nicer than last year. Maybe that is partly because we waited until about 6:30 to go out there? Last year we went out around 2pm and we were miserable! We some lots of planes, listened to Gary Sinise and the LT Dan Band play, and then watched the fireworks display. Grace fell asleep in her stroller but we woke her up to watch the fireworks and I think she was glad we did. Her eyes were so big as she watched each one! Grace got to wear all 3 of her 4th of July outfits - 1 on Friday, 1 on Saturday, then the dress on Sunday!

We had a bit of a camera fiasco.The batteries were dying so I was only turning on the camera when I wanted a picture and then immediately turning it back off. Well, when it got time to take pictures of fireworks the memory card was full. I guess that is what I get for having over a month worth of videos on it. But here are some of the pictures we did get!

The girls - Me, Grace, Kelly, and Maggie

This is what Dustin works with

And does anybody recognize this?

It is the C-130 - what Papa used to fly!

All ready to go!

1 comment:

Papa Bill said...

You remembered! Your Dad, Grandma Darlene, Aunt Deb and Uncle Roger and I flew in a C-130 from Tokyo to Kadena to Clark. They let me fly it as part of the crew for a short time. Many years ago, about 1969 or 70. Thanks for the memories.


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