The next morning we got up a little earlier, had breakfast, and hopped in Jen's car. A short drive later, we were at Brown Field Municipal Airport (KSDM)! Jen had asked if I wanted to go flying while I was visiting...of course the answer was yes!
We actually had two flights scheduled for the morning, so we went over the plan for the first flight, grabbed headsets for everyone, and topped off the plane.
We flew out of the bay to the south and headed back toward Brown Field. The tower approved our climb, but I don't think they realized that they had also approved a descent through our altitude for the F-18 that was inbound to North Island. Oops! We saw him, judging by his evasive maneuvers he saw us, and everyone on our plane got an up close and personal view of an F-18 from the air. (This picture doesn't exactly do it justice...it was impressive!) We made it back to Brown Field just fine and had plenty of time to get ready for our next flight.