It is open house at the Glider Airfield in Weinheim, a different fun-filled summer festival.
Good thing the weather cooperated so we packed our picnic basket with bread, enough water bottles and freshly-picked fruits; prepared dog food and dog drink bottle (not to mention a plastic bag just in case) -- plus our picnic blanket, of course.
There's enough parking space near the air field and there's more than enough picnic corners to choose from. We chose the best place -- right near the landing area. We could see all the planes and helicopters as they get ready for take-off and during landing; and we watched as the sky gliders prepare themselves for a ride. It also gave us the opportunity to chat a little with the pilots and the sky divers.
And though we are far away from the booths and rides and food/drink stalls -- that didn't disturb us as we were there to just have a picnic and have fun watching the show! Also, it doesn't matter about the distance, the girls would find where the real goodies are :-D
Rikki, seemed to find the place good enough to relax, too. Well, she meet some dogs and played a bit with them. She found enough 'victims' who would stop to give her a scratch and pat her. And she seemed to find the planes interesting, too.
After watching the show, MC and her Papa made a pact to ride in one of the small planes next year. I am thinking of going sky diving. But I might change my mind next year :-D