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Pulling out of Rustic Barn Campground. It started pouring down rain just...

As we arrive at the EAA airfield, the air show is beginning....

Tom and Jonathan head over to check us into Camp Schoeller.

We are all settled in our campsite and ready to relax for...

Tom tickles Jonathan while they play with his model airplanes.

This is the blow-up screen at the Fly-In Theatre. We watched a...

Jonathan was trying to avoid letting me take his picture but I...

The Good Year Blimp went right over us while we were waiting...

Thursday, July 31, 2008.

Camp Schoeller at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh, WI

Arriving at the Oshkosh EAA Air Show

We pulled out of the Rustic Barn Campground in Kieler this morning at 11:00. We were watching the sky and hoped to get the tanks dumped before the rain hit but we just missed it. Pam said there were thunderstorm warnings and you could see them coming from across the fields. We managed to pull over to the dump station and get started on hooking up but the rain hit. Fortunately, the rig shielded Tom pretty well while he got things going then the rain let up a bit and we headed out. Our drive was about 3 1/2 to 4 hours today.

We stopped at a truck stop just before Oshkosh to fill up and pick up a couple gallons of milk then headed into Camp Schoeller to get checked in. The Good Year Blimp was flying so Jonathan was excited about that. We got checked in then headed for the 24 hour generator section of the campground. Once we found a site and got settled in, we just relaxed for a little while. The Raptor was flying around the campground as part of today's airshow so we had the chance to watch that for a little while.

We sat outside for a bit then started getting ready for this evening's movie. The movie had Jimmy Stewart in it and was set back in the 1950's. I don't even remember the title but it was good. All about the airforce and the different planes that were used at that time to protect our country.

We headed back to the RV after the movie and all got ready to hit the hay. We'll get up and go to Aero Square first thing in the morning then head to Kid Venture at some point in the day before the air show. Tomorrow night's movie is Broken Arrow with John Travolta in it. Supposedly, his plane is here so we'll have to see if we come across it tomorrow.

I was teasing Tom about buying a new hat this year. He still wears the hat he bought here in 1999. The first year we came to Oshkosh. We've been here every summer since then so I think he's convinced himself that 10 years is long enough for one hat and that it's time to replace it.

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