And now for a post with more pictures (and maybe more importantly - fewer words!)
John and I are in the DC area for a few days. It started with Dave suggesting we all fly out for a race this weekend, so we'll be in the Virginia woods trying to find orange checkpoint flags if anyone is looking for us. A happy addition to the trip was a couple days with Kathy and Bob, yay!
Fun yard art on our way to lunch at Mark's Kitchen:
Flowers at the National Park Seminary:
Interesting restored architecture, including a pagoda - ?
Beautiful tulips at Brookside Gardens:
Amazing colors - it must be springtime!
Requisite silly selfie:
We haven't been to the Air and Space Museum (the one on the Mall) in many years, so this seemed like a fun choice for a rainy day. I was so excited to see the Spirit of St Louis, right there in the lobby being restored. I've read a couple books lately that included the story of Lindbergh's crossing of the Atlantic, and it was awe-inspiring to see the actual plane he flew in:
Top-down view, with Space Ship One and Bell-X also in the restoration:
He he - doesn't quite make up for the Enterprise not being here, but still funny:
Rover head! This is a mock-up of Curiosity, in fact the one that was part of the most recent inauguration parade that we saw with Kathy and Bob:
Part of Up Goer Five (fire comes out here):
Pretty butterflies that Kathy spotted:
John and Bob relaxing in front of the fireplace:
Thanks for a wonderful fun couple of days, Kathy and Bob!