Fred's brother Patrick came all the way from Wisconsin (yes, he brought us cheese) to visit us for 4 nights. Patrick is going to join the Air Force in a couple months so Fred thought it would be a great opportunity to take him to the March Field Air museum, which Fred talks about visiting every time we drive past it on 215.
What is it with boys and war anyway?!
I swear, Fred knows just about every plane.
The entrance to March's Air Museum is 10$/ person. It was totally worth the price. There is a short video on March's involvement in war and humanitarian aid since its founding in 1918, and there are countless display cases with information/relics covering everything from Vietnam to POWs to Mexico's involvement in WWII to woman pilots throughout history.
Not to mention there are over 70 different planes, of all varieties.
The Blackbird behind the boys is the world's fastest and highest flying aircraft. Its max. speed is Mach 3.3 (3.3 times the speed of sound).
Here comes a plane for landing. Although the base is a reserve it is very active, which definitely adds to the museum experience.
After the museum we headed over to Threshold rock climbing gym in Riverside. This gym is better than Solid Rock gym in San Marcos that we used to have a membership to. It is more technical. After getting an hour intro. lesson, and learning how to tie crucial knots and do safety checks, we were on our own to practice.
It was great to spend the day with Patrick. He is really sweet.