Don’t forget the Great Lakes International Airshow is happening this weekend.
BUT…I highly doubt we will be attending this highly anticipated event due to the new parking situation.
I have to admit I am disappointed that there is no parking on site. I would have paid $10 to park on site, but I don’t want to have to pay for “special ticket prices” for the whole family or worse still $5 on top of the event price to be “shuttled” back and forth.
Anyone with younger children might find it a bit long to be out there all day, and in previous years if there were some rainy patches, you could sit them out in the car. I don’t imagine carrying lawn chairs for 4 people, and extra clothes incase of the weather changing is going to make for a comfortable 20 minute shuttle ride.
For me personally its not just price, its the inconvienience that is the deciding factor for my attendance this year. I wouldn’t be surprized to see signs in neighbours fields offering parking for $20 and a chance to see the air show for free! In the past I was upset that people would want to attend an event like an air show and not support it financially. The admission price is not outrageous and it has proved to be a favourite family event. But for whatever reason it seems to have moved away from a wonderful affordable event into what seems like a money grab. An event that would have cost $60 for a family of 4 to attend and thoroughly enjoy would cost us $300 if we want to park there.
Hmmmm….. Hydro bill…..Air Show…..Groceries…..Air Show…..Gas in the car….. Air Show…… I think I will choose going another month without going into debt over going to the Air Show, but that’s just me.