The two boys were sitting on the very front seat of the van where there are seat belts enough for three. But at one point during the journey one of the boys looked down and saw an unbuckled seat belt and got scared that his friend didn't have his seat belt on. When he realized there was an extra and his friend was still buckled in he exclaimed, "You scared me! I thought I was going to have diarrhea! What is diarrhea anyway?"
A little bit further down the road, we were discussing the train tracks that have just been built out near the airport and I quote the same kid, "I wish I could be a train and ride on the skis of awesomeness!" Haha! I don't think that that thought has crossed anyone else's mind in Niamey!
Just as we were about to turn into the airport the same kid, sighed admiringly, "I love the airport! It's my favorite place to go for inspiration. What is inspiration? I don't know but I just like to use that word."
Alrighty, then! With that kind of attitude there's no way that this field trip could be a bust.
So we were off and running getting a quick introduction to the plane, how it moves,
and sitting in the pilot's seat.
This little one was so excited to get to see her dad at work.
Then we got to make paper airplanes and fly them.
After which it was off to the Airport Fire Station where we got to try on the Firemen's helmets,
watch a plane take off,
see the firetruck spray it's foamy mixture,
climb inside for a visit with the driver,
and even see the jaws of life at work!