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... England, with its long fuselage it still looks the business!
Probably the biggest plane/space craft in the museum was the Space Shuttle Discovery which has the highest number of flights into space at 39. This craft was huge and very hard to take pictures of.
Aaron and myself's favorite plane was the Lockheed SR 71. Still the world fastest plane! It makes the flight from LA to Washington in 1 hr and 4 min. We took nearly 5hrs in ...
... fort was actually very interesting, and it was only the heat of the closely-approaching midday sun that made us want to leave. On the way into Washington DC, we stopped at Arlington Cemetery. If there is one thing that America does very well, it's honour their military dead. There were quite a few visitors in the oppressive sun, but even so, the whole complex (which was huge) was quiet. Looking over the rows of geometrically perfect white marble graves was chilling in ...
... were lucky enough to get some for the time slot we wanted and gave the excess to others on our trip. We then walked across to the WWII memorial as we now had a working camera, followed by the Lincoln Memorial. Then a big walk back accross to the museums. We went to the Museum of national history which was pretty good, but again there is only so much we could take in. We did focus more on the WWI today as we realised we didn't know a lot about it in comparison to the ...
... long after your presence has gone. Just outside the cemetery is the famous Royal Marine statue which I think most of you will recognise. Let me tell you this statue is HUGE. I caught it in the last throws of the day with Washington spread out below and around me and the sun shining on the one side. It was a long but great day. I'm learning a lot about this big country and my desire for historical knowledge increases with every sight I see. ...
... and I did coach two of her boys on our Bible Quizzing teams years ago. I don't even know if she'll remember who we are. We thought it was worth a try though :-) Maybe one of you Kuhfuss kids can send her a text and ask her if she'd be willing to meet us.
So, we left DC about 6, ate dinner about 7 (from the wonderful crockpot...could you have guessed?), the boys headed off to the pool again and here I am blogging as a big storm ...