We decided to kick off the Fourth of July week by attending the annual Broome County Air Show at the airport. We were both amused by the idea of voluntarily going back to an airport after being stuck at so many recently, but that got less funny as we got stuck for an hour in traffic waiting to get to the shuttle bus parking lot. We had left the house late, around 6pm, and only had a few pretzels to pass around so the girls were pretty hungry when we were still a ways away from the airport.
Once we arrived however there was lots to see and do, and the girls pretty much forgot about being hungry. There were loads of cool helicopters and airplanes, and some very impressive aerial stunts being performed above. Next year we'll remember to bring our own earplugs (thanks to David & Karen for lending us some!), and by then Josie should be old enough not to pull them out right away. Sophie went on one of those inflatable jumpy tents twice and cried both times her turn was over, while Josie & I shared a watermelon sherbet with sprinkles from Pat Mitchell's. We headed out before the fireworks as it was chillier than we had anticipated, and beat it home to get ready for our Adirondacks trip.