Friday, September 30, 2011

My Week With Obama - Friday - Part 2

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 entrance of the museum


Camo plane


Medel of Honor for the Navy





Aircraft carrier


Explanation of above carrier

Pretty awesome looking aircraft!!!!


another angle













Skylab chair


Skylab exercise bike



Skylab showerkitchen area at skylab

Aft end of Saturn 5

Tomahawk







Arrangement of the planets around Earth


One of the first telescopes - this thing was IMMENSE!!!!



These were outside - they were sooo cool - there was one for each plant...love these little details...



Here is a closeup of Earth's post

A little closer of the Capital building - this is walking back to my hotel to catch my flight home


And on last shot of the Washington Monument - a little further away...

How cool is this?!?!?



All in all, I enjoyed my week and cannot wait to get HOME!!!






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