Jul 31, 2007

Mini Break part 2

Due again to our lack of digital camera, I stole these photos off the Air Zoo website. Click
We had an awesome time! The entire place is covered in huge murals and the floors are painted to resemble grass, trails and even the U.S.S. Kittyhawk! The Air Zoo is located in Kalamazoo, MI. I highly recommend this experience!

This is the Blackhawk SR-71B. It is a stealth fighter. You would not believe how huge this thing was in person!!

They have a 4-D movie that you can experience located in the "bunker". It is about a bomber and it's ill fated crew. Very moving.

The kids LOVED this!! Even I got a thrill! you can't tell from the ground, but those balloons are booking! They also had airplanes that you could ride in the same fashion.

An example of the fantastic murals they have. This one is located in front of the flight simulators they have. Trey, Lauren, Franchot and Carl Sr. all went on these. It was hilarious hearing them scream and shout as they went loop-de-loop.

A floor mural representing the U.S.S. Kittyhawk.

While we were at the Air Zoo, we took a short drive over to their Michigan Space Science Center. It was full of interesting things! There was the "Lunar Leap" where you were able to simulate the feeling of leaping on the Moon's surface. All of the kids tried that! There were space capsules that you could sit in, rockets to blast off and a simulated flight to Mars.

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