Blimp Exploration

Did you know that you can tour a blimp? We didn't until our awesome friend Wendy set up a tour for us this past weekend. The MetLife blimp is one of about eight blimps in the country (they actually have two of the eight) and is on the smaller side for a blimp (which was shocking to me as this thing was huge!). How do I know all this? Because our new friend, and Snoopy Two pilot, Charlie told us all about it and answered our many questions too. It was really an interesting (and free) outing and I recommend it highly if the blimp is ever in your area. If you'd like to learn more about the blimps, schedule a tour or even request that the blimp flies over your event, just click here.

In the meantime, you can take a virtual mini-tour through our photos. Hopefully they will give you a sense of the scale of the blimp.

We truly had total access which meant I didn't think our kids were ever going to get out of the cockpit!

The man standing outside the blimp was holding it somewhat steady. They tether the blimp at the front but it can circle 360 degrees around that post.

EJ sandwiched in with the camera equipment. The blimp was heading out that afternoon to get some shots of the PGA Championship. EJ spent the afternoon waving to the blimp on tv and saying "Hi Charlie!"

The best part of the tour was spending a fun morning with our dear friends Wendy and Elizabeth! EJ even talked Elizabeth into carrying her around for quite awhile! (shocking right?) Thanks again for this amazing opportunity!

{image courtesy of Wendy, taken by Charlie}
southern daze said...

Love the picture of you all in front of the blimp. Sadie is going to die when she sees this post. She LOVES blimps!!!

Sadie said...

What? What? WHAT????!! Cyndi is right, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw the title of this post. ADORE blimps, we rode in one this year and as soon as I post this comment I am off to look up the Snoopy blimp.....I think there is one somewhere around here, although the Goodyear is our "main" blimp.

Super cool!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

SO SO cool!!!!!!!! your summer adventures rock my friend!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, wasn't that fun? It was great seeing you guys!!
~Wendy and Elizabeth

beckley said...

jackson was born in akron, home of the Blimp.
the goodyears live there =)

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