as I've said before, we enjoy saving when we can so we can spend/give as we choose.) So it was a spontaneous excursion: Eric, Nathan and Natalie got to have a 20-minute plane ride, flying over our town and the surrounding area. Eric took the video camera with him, so it will be fun to see their footage, though he said it was a pretty bumpy ride. The kids did great--neither got sick and they said they weren't scared. Naomi and I had fun watching from just off the runway (!) and taking a few photos on land.
What a unique adventure!