Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Outing #1

This summer, because summer break is so short with the changes LAUSD is making to the school calendar, I decided that the kids and I will go on an outing once a week.  Nothing big or expensive, just something to change things up.  They already CrossFit a couple of times a week and get plenty of sunshine either playing in our backyard or at the park.  I wanted to do something outside the norm.

Today we went to the Flight Path Learning Center Museum.  Admission was free and there was plenty to see.  We even watched a short movie that showed the history of LAX (did you know LAX has its own theme song?  It was written in the 70's.)  We also checked out the research library, where my son got to look at a thick photo album filled with pictures of airplanes taken by and donated by airplane enthusiasts.  The only one that was missing was his favorite: Qantas A380. 

Oh, yeah, did I mention that my son LOVES airplanes. He knows them so well that he can spot one still in the air and tell you what kind it is. Oh, he'll tell you the airline, but he can also tell you what type of plane it is.  While there we also witnessed narcotics/bomb detection dogs being trained!  That was cool to see too.

They also climbed into a DC-3 that was originally owned by Union Oil. It was decked out for company use. The kids got to climb into the cockpit and play pilot and co-pilot for a bit.

Afterwards, we headed to lunch at Whole Foods, where they were having a special "Save the Bees" event and if you were dressed as a bee you got a free lunch (really, it was a $10.00 gift card).  Either way, woohoo!

Free outing and lunch!  Pretty awesome for a first outing, don't you think?

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