Saturday, June 27, 2009

Air and Space Museum

Today, Alley, Kellie, and I took a trip to D.C to see the Air and Space Museum. Little did we know, we were about to embark upon a crowded, sweaty, stinky, and hot metro ride. Not to mention the metro driver was the WORST driver we have experienced thus far! ha On the way to the Museum, we were all able to sit, thank goodness, but I had a big rump in my face that I was just waiting to catch any minute with my head! Not fun!

Thank goodness we all made it to the Smithsonian's alive, and we were able to enjoy the Air and Space Museum. I found it very fascinating to see the evolution of the airplane. It really put it into perspective when I saw that the first ones were made of canvas, wood, and cables! I have been wanting to see this for a while now, and it was definitely worth it! Here are a few pics:

These are missiles. Can you believe how HUGE they are? I had no idea!!!




Bomb


AIR:

Me and the Wright Brothers:)








SPACE:






The ride home, unfortunately, was worse than the ride there! I didn't think it could get worse, but being the "squaty body" that I am, I am still unable to reach the bar above me without standing on my tip toes to keep myself from falling over. Instead, I slam in to everyone around me. Thanks to Kellie and Alley, I was able to stay standing without hurting any strangers. I could not believe how crowded it was today! Fewwww...

2 comments:

Corey and Arleen Jensen said...

Looks like fun. I have been worried about you after hearing that the metro crashed. Is that the line that you ride or not? Too funny about the gum. I'll keep that in mind.

Nicki Christensen Swilor said...

I can totally relate to the "metro". I ride Trax to and from work everyday. I swear I have a new story everyday - from gross, to funny, to strange, to the indescribable. I could start a new blog of train stories only! I'm sure it is way worse in DC. I can only imagine!