Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Air & Space Museum

A few weekends ago with absolutely zero plans on our schedule we took advantage of the whole "world is our oyster" situation and headed off to the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum. We've been there a few times before but this was the first time visiting where Adam could actually read the signs and information - and the best part was he wanted to read the signs and information. Sure, he didn't really read everything but it was fun to see him get excited about a certain aircraft and then go read about it. 

Harper seemed intrigued as well and was actually awake for the bulk of our visit just staring up at all the planes hanging from the ceiling. No doubt he enjoyed seeing all the different shapes and colors. 

For me the highlights are always seeing the Concord up close and of course seeing the space shuttle. It's just so amazing to stand next to it and to look at all the intricate details that you know took so much thought, engineering, testing, and meticulous installation in order to maintain a safe and reliable vehicle for our astronauts. Amazing! 

Speaking of space shuttles, Adam was excited to find a new hidden treasure at the museum - a flight simulator where you get to actually land the space shuttle! He loved it and had there not been a line of other eager kids (and adults) wanting to take part in the fun I'm sure he'd have landed it 20 times. 

We are so lucky to have such a great museum just 15 minutes from our house. We'll look forward to future visits and to one day watching Harper land the space shuttle! :) 

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