Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! I had a great trip to see the sailor that was jammed packed with awesomeness!!!
I arrived home yesterday after 4 days of fun, laughs and more laughs with Lauren and her friends. They are all so flippen funny and it was really cool to see her where she "lives & works".
Friday morning she picked me up at the airport and the non-stop running around began. We went to Tinker right off and she showed me the base. Its so big!! But I guess its because its got two airstrips and a shit-ton of planes.
I cant name all the planes. I'm not good like that. Lauren was telling me all the details of each one, what they do, why they do it and just tons of info. I can't keep up when she's talking planes. lol
(btw - clicking on any pic will make it bigger....)
Some AF Planes
I think these are AF...they are just like Laurens plane but they have a dish on top. Maybe its free cable for everyone when they are around. I have no idea what they do.
She tells me this place is pretty top secret. This is where she goes to work.
This is her office (where she does classroom training) for right now when she's not on training flights.
This is the old plane Laurens group used before the one she's on now. (I think 0_o)
Bugs planes all lined up. =) E6-B. Boing 707's I believe.
They look really big when you see them in person.
Lauren loves this plane. She's hasn't seen it outside the hanger yet, (says she probably never will), but they have heard it taking off at night a few times. We have seen it fly at a few airshows though. =)
Dont ask me how they know its this plane taking off at night when they are in their rooms. Its probably kinda like how when she was a kid, she could tell me the difference between a mustang and another type of muscle car going down the street without seeing it and just by hearing it. Weird kid. lol
Now this would be Lauren's Alltime Favorite plane. It has been since she was very little. Yes, she loves the fighter jets like everyone does but its THIS plane thats tattood on the side of her body. I honestly think if she were a pilot she'd want to fly this badboy.
And umm, I think its a B52 Bomber. O_o
Its massive and just plain badass.
There were three lined up...
Thats it for the plane pics. I asked a couple of times for Lauren to stop so I could get out and take pics and she just laughed at me and said absolutely not.
So after seeing the base we had plans to go out to "The Sushi Place" her and her buddies go to every Friday night. They must eat there A LOT because every waitress and bartender knew them. Even the owner came over and sat down with them and was chatting for a bit! lol Anyway I got to meet a bunch of her close friends. They are all Aircrew and some are in training while others have moved on to their squadrons already.
After sushi we hit the neighborhood bar! And yes its called Cock 'O The Walk. I kid you not. lol I must say, these kids find the best bars! We had a blast! $5.00 goblets of New Moon. Yummy!!!
$5 Beers, Pool, Good Music, Singing, Lotsa Laughs = Priceless.
This post is getting pic heavy I'll post part two tomorrow night of the rest of the weekend. Lots more pics to come!!