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My Week With Obama - Friday - Part 2

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Got this perfect shot of the Washington Monument on my walk to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum...


And also this one of the Capital Building...it was such a beautiful day!!!


Here I am at the front door of the National Air and Space Museum. Let me preface the rest of this post by saying that I really miss Brian Frankhouser!!! He is one of my best friends from college on and he is one of those people that we shared EVERYTHING with each other! He had a massive heart attack along in his apartment one night and died instantly - he was only 39 and I miss him dearly!! He went to Cal Univ with me and then transfered to Penn State where he got his Bachelors in Chemistry and also Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering. He worked for about 10 years in aerospace and then quit his job and went back to school to be a dentist...he graduated and started practicing dentistry and that is when he died...he is so horribly missed!! All that to say - he would have LOVED this museum!!!



At the entranc…

My Week With Obama - Friday - Part 1

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So after training was over on Friday - I had about three hours to kill until the shuttle was picking me up at the hotel so I checked out of my room - checked my bags at the hotel - and went exploring a few museums...first up was the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History...



This cool artistic sculpture was along my way as I was walking to the museum...






The sign for the Museum

And another sign...





Big prehistoric fishy...




And another...



Whale



T-Rex (remember him from A Night at the Museum)???



Prehistoric bug...



Triceratops



Another dinosaur...



And another


And another...



This was a prehistoric "grazer"


AWESOME!


Yes please!!! Two!!!




Some kind of scorpion thingy....ick!




This was pretty awesome! Apparently they feed a tarrantula two or three times a day for visitors to watch and I got lucky and hit it at the right time...this is where he was telling us all about the spider...BIG SPIDER!!!




And this is right after he threw in the "volunteer" (as he called him) cricket....there is NO way that…