Second, Dad took Mom and I to the Castle Air Museum, and I finally got to see two planes up close and personal that I hadn't really been around before--a B-17 Stratofortress, and the B-52, which Dad flew in.
It was a good week.
|All the way across the house, I could hear Bella calling out,|
celebrating her fresh kill.
|Good hunting deserves good belly rubs.|
|I would hope that anyone aspiring to be a personal trainer|
already knows this...
|USA! USA! I don't often watch soccer, but this game was|
exciting, and I'm proud of the US Women's team!
|Thanks to a rain delay, I had to stay up late for NASCAR. It|
was worth it, though, 'cause this guy won.
|I went to Sports Authority after the gym. The five-pound|
kettlebell was SO cute! (Mine is 25 pounds.)
|This was why I went to Sports Authority. I wanted an agility|
ladder. As I would later lament to Matt (and he agreed),
CPT certification means wanting ALL THE TOYS!!!
|Mom's hibiscus plant is doing well.|
|Tiny praying mantis. That's mom's thumb.|
|I played with my new ladder, then rested on the glider.|
|I have lived this, actually.|
|The US Women's big win inspired me to watch a favorite.|
|Turns out that doing a bunch of Ali Shuffles and then neglecting|
the stretching/rolling routine is NOT smart. So I rolled.
|And I stretched. Then I went to Matt's and he helped me stretch|
some more and I nearly cried from the pain. But in the end,
I felt better. :P
|Dad asked my opinion--which hat should he wear to the air|
museum? We chose the Strato Fortress hat.
|Cuddles with Bella.|
|Yes, that is a skunk outside in broad daylight.|
|Light reading in the car.|
|Sign pic along the way.|
|This is an SR-71. My dad's friend Barry flew in these.|
|This is a B-17. I love these. See, in 7th/8th grade, I was|
obsessed with a movie called "Memphis Belle," about a B-17
crew. This aircraft was largely responsible for helping to beat
|The waist gunner position.|
|Ball turret gunner|
|This was my first time seeing one of these in person, and it was|
|The B-24M Liberator, also widely used in WWII.|
|KC-97-L Stratofreighter, used to refuel other planes in midair.|
|Boeing B-50D Superfortress|
|This...this is the B-52. I knew they were big, but...wow.|
|There's a small window above the number. Dad sat a couple|
feet behind that window.
|Most planes only have landing gears on the fuselage, but the|
B-52 has wing gears because when fully fueled, the wings are
|Selfie with the BUFF.|
|The bomb bay of a B-36 Peacemaker. "Peacemaker" is an|
interesting name for the first nuclear bomber.
|The rest of the B-36|
|SA-16B Albatross. This one, obviously, was amphibious.|
|The smaller fighter wasn't as close to the B-52 as it appears|
in this pic. Gives you some size perspective.
|I had to walk waaaay back to get a full shot of the BUFF.|
Growing up, Dad always told me BUFF stood for Big Ugly
Fat Fellow. I learned later that the second F is actually
something else. Ha.
|A vet taking a break in the shade to check his phone.|
|Another snot of the B-17.|
|The indoor part of the museum has a B-52 cockpit you can|
|Behind glass, the set-up my Dad would have sat at as an|
Electronic Warfare Officer.
|In the gift shop.|
|So of course I bought a duck. I named him Colonel Swimmy|
in honor of my dad.
|Matchy-matchy running day.|
|I don't like to gym-shame, but this one (in an email from my|
dad) was so funny.
|The Lincoln Post Office is the slowest everrrr.|
|I went on a date on Thursday. It was okay. He was nice, but|
I think my gung-ho running/fitness lifestyle may have
|We were supposed to eat here, but there were no tables|
available, so we walked over to another place.
|It was a sprinkly morning, so I took some garden pics.|
|This was the funniest comment on a very stupid Buzzfeed|
|I had to see some Minions, of course.|
|And in 3-D.|
|I read an Amy Poehler interview this morning, and this|
really resonated with me. I, too, stand on a chair and bang a
pan and scream and shout. Sometimes I'm told to be a lady.
|Today was my rest day, so I walked 5.37 miles.|
|More garden loveliness.|
|This is the life.|
This coming week includes more workout fun with Matt, tea with Summer, a CPR class, and the real fun of my CPT course--printing out the flash cards and attempting the practice test.