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I had been looking forward to the Evansville Hadi ShrinersFest all summer, and the weekend that it was scheduled for– I was scheduled to work. I was so upset about missing the Navy Blue Angels (I’ve never seen them before!) until I got home from work Saturday night and Mom said, “Are you going to the air show tomorrow?” You mean the air show is two days?!
I made the spontaneous decision to ditch church and my mountain of laundry to head to Evansville on Sunday. It was the best decision ever!
After a quick stop for lunch at Taco John’s in Henderson, I arrived in Evansville. I parked at the Civic Center, but got lost on my way to the festival. Luckily I found my way again (thanks Google Maps!) I paid my $10 to get in, joking with a Shriner that I should just bend down, pretend I’m 12, and get in free. I promptly stopped at the porta-potties because that medium Mountain Dew I had on the drive over was a bad decision.
Then, I went to find a seat. I never found the bleacher seats, so I had to settle for sitting on a pile of rocks. At least the rocks weren’t at a 45 degree angle like the grass hill behind me. I whipped out my latest LifeWay buy and read for about an hour. And then, I had to pee again. So I went back to the porta-potties, but when I returned to my seat, a family had stolen it! I had to resort to sitting on the hill!
Thankfully, it was time for the show to start. They played a song and everybody stood up, and naturally I wasn’t really paying attention, so I put my hand over my heart. Except it turned out to be “God Save the Queen.” #Awkward. Then they played the National Anthem and I was like “Here we go.”
I have a fear of airplanes, but I was so amazed at these pilots’ skills I forgot all about it. I was totally mesmerized.