fave leaf garland on a gate
On our way back home, we heard the LifeStar helicopter flying in to land at one of the local hospitals. So, we hustled over to see if we could see it before it took off again. We got there in time to see the paramedics unload a patient and wheel him inside. We were right across the street from the helicopter so we walked across the street to get a closer look. The pilot was walking around the helicopter checking things out and waved at the kids and told us to come inside the fence to get a closer look. Eli was so excited!!! The pilot told us that one of his lights was out and he couldn't take off again until it was replaced. We found out that there are 3 helicopters in our "area"...Lawrence, Junction City and Osage City. The helicopter from Osage City is the one that takes people to KC and the Lawrence and JC pilots cover if needed. I couldn't believe how tiny it is inside...no wonder family members aren't allowed to fly w/a patient! There's a seat for the pilot, paramedic and nurse and then a metal slide out bed sort of thing that the gurney is placed on. The pilot got a kick out of the fact that Eli wouldn't stop asking questions and Emma didn't say a word. He said his oldest son is the quiet, shy one while the youngest never shuts up. Thank you Mr. LifeStar Pilot...you made my little man's day!
What a fabulous start to my favorite season!!!