While we were in Washington we had a chance to visit the Air and Space Museum. I don’t remember ever being there before so I was excited to check it out. Even though I personally do not like flying I am fascinated by things that fly.
On entering the museum the Spirit of St. Louis is suspended overhead. An impressive sight to see.
Because we got to the museum at noon I was ready for some food before we actually started touring the different rooms. There really is no cafeteria in the museum. Most food comes from a machine or from a hot dog stand. I didn’t take any pictures. I will say that my lunch that day consisted of strawberry yogurt. I would have liked more but because we were there on a Wednesday during Lent and because I don’t eat meat on Wednesdays is Lent I settled for the yogurt.
After eating we started walking around. There was one room devoted to the Wright Brothers. This is where I wanted to start so up to the second floor we went. As you may or may not know Orville and Wilbur made bicycles. Here is one of their actual bikes.
I can’t imagine riding a plane this way.
There was lots of interesting information about the brothers and their aircraft in this room. There were also some interesting videos to watch as well.
From here we went to another room to see other earlier aircraft. I find it amazing that any of these things got off of the ground. I know that there is no way I would get into any of them.
Take this, for example.
If you are into hang gliding you might want to try this. I wouldn’t.
If you are more into space travel check this out.
How about the Hubble Telescope?
There are so many things to see and do in D.C. that one afternoon can’t do it justice. Maybe another trip on our own is in order. All in all, though, our trip to D.C was a huge success.