Continuing along with my romp across the country this month, I was invited to spend some time with my newlywed son, who lives in the Washington, DC area. I had never been to DC before, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with how nice the area is. I was given a whirlwind tour of sorts in our nation’s capital and managed to visit a few of the Smithsonian museums. The weather was still very much cold and, to our disappointment, none of the cherry blossoms were in bloom at the end of March.
One of the highlights of my touring around the DC area was a visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s annex, located next to the Washington Dulles International Airport. It’s a gigantic hangar filled with lots of goodies from the past and present. There is also a mock air traffic control tower that one can take an elevator to and watch the planes come and go at the airport. Pretty neat stuff! Come along with me as I show you a few of these marvelous flying machines, along with the retired Space Shuttle Discovery.
All photos by Peggy A Thompson