I'm back from our whirlwind trip to Oshkosh, WI, to the EAA AirVenture. Over 1,000 miles in just under 3 days. Oshkosh is quite the adventure. We had a great time enjoying all the aircraft, displays and air shows. Grandson Jake was in awe. He was most impressed with the C-5 Galaxy aircraft.
No matter how many times it is explained to me, I still don't think anything this large should be able to fly!
Here's Jake standing next to it.
The highlight for both Fritz and me was meeting Connie Palacioz, a genuine Rosie the Riveter. At 93 years young, she was just delightful. At the age of 17, Palacioz worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita as a riveter, building the 41 section (nose) on the B-29 Superfortress manufacturing line. Connie’s work on the B-29 line included installing the rivets on B-29 Doc when it was built in Wichita in 1944. Sixty years later, Connie returned to Wichita and helped hundreds of volunteers restore B-29 Doc and return the warbird to flight. She proudly said that Doc sat in the desert for 40 years and when it was recovered was missing only 7 rivets.
After Oshkosh we made a quick stop in Chicago for a visit with my niece and family. Jake always is happy to spend time with his cousins.
We had to cut our Chicago visit short because my Las Vegas son flew home Saturday morning (and was leaving Sunday evening) for the funeral of a long time friend. Here he is with Jake who is now slightly taller than him.
Both my bad boys.
I did get lots of hooking done on the trip. I almost finished Maple Sugar Hearts. I was two worms short. Really?
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)