More Air, More Space

Trip Start Jul 14, 2012
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Trip End Aug 03, 2012


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Friday, July 20, 2012

First off, we had to take the bus. 45 minutes down the freeway.

B U S: Better Use Subway, Being Uncomfortable Standing, ... Okay, you get it?

I really dislike to a great degree the thing called BUS. No offense to those who have to ride them, or those who have driven them (Dad). I cannot fully express the space issues realized on these sardine cans.

Okay, moving on.

We took the (blank) to the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in a town called Chantilly right next to Dulles Airport. Here we got to see some of the more remarkable flying machines that man has ever created.

Noah could not think of one single plane that stood out, there were so many,

It looked like the biggest, craziest mobile ever put into the Jolly Green Giant's crib. There were birds everywhere! Unfortunately, there were just huge swarms of little kids buzzing around everything, everywhere. All aged like 5 and having no ability to use their inside voices yet.

For me, I loved the Pan American Clipper Flying Cloud. When you see the pic attached, you will know why. I like shiny things!

As with the previous Air & Space Museum, this one had its share of historical aircraft. The Enola Gay is what is termed a "Superfortress" and was the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Also, they had the real Space Shuttle Discovery, which is just an awesome sight when you first walk into the Space part of the museum.
Amongst the many little aircraft was the ginormous Air France Concorde jet. That is one I would have loved to ride in. It kinda looked like a really well-done paper airplane (I mean REALLY well done).
There was more of a focus on war machines past and present, so a good 25% of it we just skimmed, while the little kids ran around making gun and bomb noises.

And, thus ended our museum tours, and our activities in Washington, D.C.

Daily fare total: about $43.00 (it was difficult to get the exact number, very confusing)

Tonight, big thunder storms rolling in.

Tomorrow, we leave D.C. via Amtrak for Pittsburgh, PA. Riding the majority of the day.
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Gpa on

If I am not mistaken u r now in the Smithsonian Right?

Gpa on

Maybe it used to be called by that name?

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