Wednesday, March 4

Air and Space


During our recent trip to Washington, DC, my daughter and I had about 15 minutes to kill (after visiting the National Gallery) before we had to pick up the guys from the Verizon Center, where they had been watching a disappointing Georgetown basketball game. Since we were parked right in front of the Air and Space Museum, we walked through as rapidly as the crowds allowed and I shot random photos. I have NO idea what I was shooting, so I leave it to your imagination. Of course, if you have been there, you will have some idea what the various planes are. If not, then you will at least have a tiny flavor of what's in store when you do visit.

Above: a shot of the various foreign bills found in the donation box. I always wonder how much is put there by the museum employees every morning.....LOL












Some high-tech spying going on there, huh?




This last one landed on the moon, but I don't remember the exact name. (Lunar module?)

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BOOK NOTES: "The Most Wanted" by Jacquelyn Mitchard is the last book I finished. It was published in 1998, but I just got around to it. I buy books from Goodwill (hardbacks are $1) and keep them until I have the time and inclination to read. This one was pretty interesting, but definitely a woman's book. You guys can move along now.

11 comments:

PI said...

I would have thought the guys would have loved all those planes and boy stuff. Especially if the game was disappointing.

Nancy said...

Judy,

Your visit to the Air and Space Museum sounds wonderful. Especially all those old planes.

Do you remember Rodney Dangerfield always saying that he got no respect? Well, a few years ago the Smithsonian asked him for one of his shirts and a tie to exhibit along with Archie's chair and Jack Benny's violin and other things from famous entertainers.

So, Rodney came on Johnny Carson and said "You know, I get no respect. I got a letter from the Smithsonian asking me for a shirt. I guess they need it to wipe down Lindbergh's plane."

The audience roared.

Funny guy....

Granny Annie said...

Thanks for sharing your tour. I love the pictures but I would not have enjoyed either event -- the basketball game or walking around a museum. You are certainly one heck of a good photographer.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

On my fifth grade class trip to DC, we went to the Air and Space Museum. I vaguely remember some of that! :-)

Arkansas Patti said...

That has to be one honkin building. Loved the "spy plane".

amarkonmywall said...

The Eagle has landed! (That was the name of the module). I'm pretty sure the mother ship was Pioneer 7? I love the air and space. So, do you think someone has the job of going to the bank and exchanging all of that currency? And...your header makes me COLD. Brrrr. But pretty. :-)

Kristi said...

Great shots. It's very cool to think that those old planes once flew, isn't it?

rosemary said...

Those are wonderful photos....that was an excellent book BTW

Mojo said...

It was commonly referred to as the "LEM", but I think its Christian name was Lunar Landing Module, to distinguish it from the Lunar Command Module which remained in orbit during the landing (and brought the crew back to Earth after the mission. Most likely "LEM" was simply the phonetic equivalent of "LM" or "Landing Module".

Or I could be completely out in orbit on this one and remembering it all wrong.

I think I have this same shot from back in 1998.

JeanMac said...

Museum looks interesting (for men!).

Sling said...

When you think about it,shouldn't the air and space museum be empty?