Monday, December 11, 2006

Candy Bombing

We took the kids to the Empire State Aeroscience Museum Saturday for some holiday fun.

Things kicked off when one of the most realistic Santas I’ve ever seen arrived with Mrs. Claus via airplane. It was cute to see all the kids rush to the plane to greet him like a rock star.

Once inside, kids visited with Santa while eating cookies and working on craft projects. One of the projects involved making little wooden rockets that were launched with rubber bands outside.

We toured the museum and then listened to the story of the Berlin “Candy Bomber.” It’s the tale of a U.S. pilot who dropped candy tied to parachutes made of handkerchiefs to children below during the Berlin airlift in 1948.

After hearing the story, we went outside where museum volunteers re-created the candy bombing by dropping candy tied to little parachutes from a second-story window.


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