Monday, March 14, 2011

General aviation

A few months ago, one of my co-workers told me about the General Aviation Terminal at the airport.  She said there was a cafe and a balcony overlooking the tarmac.  For some reason, I kept forgetting about this.  We finally remembered this weekend.  We looked up the times that the cafe was open and made sure that we could make it there before 2:00 when it closed.  We were all on the way there for lunch, and Sims fell asleep halfway there.  We just turned around and went home. 

Of course, he woke up as soon as we got home, so we ate lunch there.  When he didn't go back down for a nap, we decided we could always go to the cafe for dessert.  We piled back in the car and headed back to the airport.  We got there and found out that they are closed on weekends.  But we still felt like we found the jackpot!

Saturday was a bit windy, so we mainly stayed inside the building.  I spent most of the time sitting in these leather chairs.

with this view.

Sims was so excited to see it all.  Even the fuel truck.

There was hardly anyone there, so we got to enjoy running around the place.  And, of course, pretending to be airplanes.

This doesn't have the playground area like the observation park, but I think I like it better.  We don't have to worry about the crowds or the weather. 

The only problem is that it really made me wish we were actually going somewhere.  It probably didn't help that I knew my parents were in the air on the way to St. Croix for 2 weeks.

Sims sure loves his hats.  He really wanted to wear a hat, and his Halloween costume hat was the only warm weather one we could find.  It's getting a bit small on him.  I guess we will need to find a new one for this hat lover.


  1. These weekend (and some week-day) updates are really great. It's a lot of fun to see what's going on -- even when we can't be there. The pictures and stories are really nice. Sims and Jason "flying" around the airport... priceless. The scenes with the books and Sims helping with the cooking and eating with the dog were wonderful snippets of him growing up. Thanks again for sharing.