Sunday, October 12, 2008

DC Trip - Day 1 & 2

VT was off for Fall Break on Friday so we took the kids for a whirlwind trip of DC. On the way up we stopped at the Air and Space Museum annex near Dulles. My favorite thing was the prototype for the space shuttle Enterprise. The plan was to retrofit it for flight but that never happened so this one was never in service. What is incredible is the size and scale of it and to think of it piggybacking on a 747 I think it is. It's pretty massive.

In the tower overlooking Dulles airport - 168' up. Looks like the "City of Brotherly Love"!

Robert wanted this photo of an ancient computer (it pains me to even call it that!) that he actually worked with. Geez, that really dates him (OK, us!).

Outside the museum at Dulles.

We took the Metro downtown. Of course our monkeys could not resist the poles. And yes, I recognize the connection to a certain type of disreputable dancing!!

The capital. This is as close as we got.

The White House!
One of many "drink breaks" requested by the kids as we marched them around Washington. The deal was, if you complain, we're packing up and heading home! That kept the complaints at bay. (Was I that wimpy a walker as a kid?!)

200 million-year-old petrified wood outside the Natural History museum.

Day is done.

Grant loved his perch in the hotel elevator that opened up to the 8 story atrium!

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