This week we had a day out at Cosford Airforce Museum. Planned as a special treat for Graham. The kids were not so keen, we had all the excuses, it’s boring, I’m scared about the virus, I don’t feel well, and one little madam even through a tantrum in the morning. But we went anyway. Were we bad parents?
No, we were not bad parents. Everyone had a wonderful day!
The Ordinary Moments of our Day out at Cosford.
For some reason the SatNav in the car didn’t want to take us on the motorway and being wary of getting it wrong we followed it, winding our way through the towns and it seemed to take forever. The kids didn’t complain until the last five minutes. One was desperate for the toilet, the other felt car sick. We didn’t stop though. It’s strange to be wary of where you stop during a pandemic.
We have barely been outside our front door in four months, so we needed this time out. Cosford was the perfect choice. You had to book in advance and they limited the number of people who entered into the hangers at any time. There was a one way system to follow to avoid having to pass people. We barely got close to anyone at all, although there were still a few that didn’t ‘social distance.’
We spent a lot of time outside. It was a beautiful day and we needed all that fresh air. We had a picnic, and sat outside on benches and on the grass. Boo, who had kicked up such a fuss about not wanting to go had a wonderful day. She asked her Dad a million questions about the aeroplanes which made him happy too. The Little Man ran around in circles he had so much energy to burn. He did burn himself out in the end. And Star, had to keep sitting down which is normal for her, but she took a real interest in the tanks for some reason.
The journey home we took the motorway and were back before the kids could even ask how long it was going to take.
Here is my favourite photo of the day.
If you want to know more about Cosford I wrote a post about our visit in 2017 with loads of photos and a video.