You know those days when you just ache for your child?
When they've wanted something, saved for it, and it just didn't work out?
Today was one of those days.
So we decided to go to Freebirds for dinner.
(mmmm...if you've never been to a Freebirds and had a monster, you're missing out!)
We went to the Freebirds on Northgate...for all of you non-Aggies Northgate is right across the street from Texas A&M University and about a mile from the airport.
At the next table were a couple of men in navy jumpsuits eating their burritos.
After much deliberation at our table about who would ask them if they flew Navy planes, The Rev asked for JMonster (okay, okay...for ME!).
One of the gentlemen said they did fly planes for the Navy,
and then asked if we were about through with our dinner.
"Would you like to see an airplane?"
So we met him at the airport and he gave us a "tour" of his plane.
Not much of a "tour" since it was a two seater and a prop engine!
He let JMonster sit in the cockpit and pretend to fly.
He let JMonster try on his helmet.
He gave JMonster a patch from his flight suit!
(Oh how I wish we had brought our camera! Neither of our phones got a good pic of JMonster in the plane, dagnabit!)
A great big thank you
to a special Navy flight instructor
for making our day!