Last night when my man came home from work and announced that he would take me to his squadron’s Family Day and that I would get to ride in a helicopter, I did what any easily excitable (and may I stress normal) girl would do. I squealed with excitement and then proceeded to be unable to fall asleep due to the thrill of anticipation. I relished every moment today –it was like a limited, insider’s peek into a normal workday in the life of my cutie! Plus, now I can state that I’ve flown in a military vehicle… so much more daring than WestJet or Air Canada, shall we say? P.S. They do not hand out any snacks –although there was a barbecue going on in one of the hangars! 😛
We also explored the administrative side of the squadron. To a ‘civvy’ like myself, it felt like a labyrinth, with many stairways and glass windows with 3rd floor views of the hangars down below — a building perfect for getting lost in. He knew his way around of course, so I was unable to use my French, “Nous somme perdus!” (We are lost!) lol My beau even showed me his office, and I had a laugh at the many ‘Helicopter pilots are Different‘ decals that were on doors and windows.
In one of those long, long hallways, there is a framed picture of him and his team on display, alongside a hundred or more pictures of other Flight Engineers.
Me: “Is that picture going to stay on that wall for something like eternity?”
Me: Wow. !!
Flying over the beautiful landscape of Comox in the Cormorant…
The pilot opened the ramp/cargo door mid-flight, and we all got an exhilarating view of the sea, as well as a refreshing breeze… the best part of the flight.
I enjoyed the morning tremendously, and I am also very, very proud of my man. Big hugs to him for being so sweet and taking me to work on his weekend, as well as sharing with me an amazing experience. This is what a special Saturday date is like when you’re with someone in the Canadian Forces! 🙂
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! ♥