Friday, April 20, 2007

Jet Boy

A few weeks ago we visited the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum. It’s a huge hangar full of airplanes and space exploration vehicles. For Friday I’ll share a few pics from our visit.

Planes! Planes! Everywhere!

There amongst all the planes sits the Enola Gay. It was moved out here partly I think to avoid the controversy from its downtown exhibition. It’s hard to capture the complexity of this symbol on a plaque.

He prefers to walk now which makes outings very interesting these days.

Coolest part of the exhibit I think.

Death Star Model from Star Wars for the geek in us all.

I just liked the colors on this plane. Pretty.

Death ray! Or something. Again, I thought it was pretty.

Best plane name in the museum! Can you read it?


Kevin Charnas said...

Nice...DEFINITELY looks like a good day. I come from a family of pilots, so I'm envious.

And walking, huh? Yes, I bet it makes things a little interesting and probably speeds things up a bit, huh?

TigerYogi said...

Actually, I think that model was the Mothership from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

You were close! They both came out the same summer! Cool photos! :)

The Brian said...

Kevin, speeding things up? hmm, not so much. He's all id. oooh what's that? ooh what's that shiny thing? oooh what's over there? heh.

ty, doh, you're right. Those little guys wouldn't have stood a chance against the storm troopers.

Mike said...

Yesterday, walking home from pottery class, I saw a balding gay man with a small child trying to cross the street, and it reminded me of you.

I haven't been to the Dulles Air and Space museum, but it's on my list.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

We took our kids there a couple of months ago. It's a great place for children.

Now if they just had a bar...

The Brian said...

"I saw a balding gay man with a small child trying to cross the street, and it reminded me of you. "

By balding I'm assuming you mean devastatingly attractive.

Sarah, what place couldn't be approved by a bar I ask you? My local Safeway still refuses despite repeated requests.

Minge said...

Can you take me there, please?

gayborhood gringo said...

wow...i never really pictured little E being as grown as he is.

the trip looks like a fun outing. i should do the touristy thing next time i'm out there.

Terri said...

I want to go with you next time!!