|Where is the rest of the bird?|
One thing about the National Air and Space Museum is that the aircraft are all crammed together. They just don't have the room like out at Udvar-Hazy. So things were a bit crowded. Oh yeah, there were approximately 8.5 gazillion tourists in there as well. (I know, I know, we were tourists as well.)
Of those 8.5 gazillion, I think there were a gazillion Europeans, 5.5 gazillion Chinese and the rest were apparently from India, based on their attire.
|Photo by Adam Jones Adam63 Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0|
Okay, the men weren't dressed like that, just the ladies.
So it was rather crowded, with aircraft and people.
And what is it with people?
"Hey, what's next? I know let's stand here right in the middle of the walkway and talk!"
Not just the foreigners, Americans do it too. Most annoying! Ah well.
Here's a bunch of photos of me, playing the fool while standing in front of various aerospace vehicles of a war-type nature.
|I say old boy, why is that Yank flying right at me? Bloody low isn't he?|
|Und so, vhile zis Idiot vas trying to get to ze off ramp, I opened fire mit meine 20mm cannon...|
|Ciao! Imma ready for summa pasta and summa chianti. Grazie!|
I have ever been a joker.
The museum also has an awesome model of the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65).
|The WSO checks which squadrons are embarked.|
|Hhmm, those birds look familiar...|
|Damn, is that VF-2, the Shit Hot World Famous Bounty Hunters?|
|Why yes, yes it is!|
(Note the red, white and blue stripe just under the pilot's canopy. The famous Langley Stripe.)
We had a good time. Later we went to the Museum of Natural Science. Animals everywhere! All stuffed or in a rather bony, fossilized configuration. We were all amazed. I have pictures. Which I will share. But not today. (Gotta save something for the future don't I?)
The Hope Diamond? Meh...
A shiny rock. Though a rather large shiny rock. (Why are all those women drooling?)
|Hope Diamond by David Bjorgen Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0|
Okay, it is kind of, er, um...
Alright, it's very nice. Very shiny.
No, we didn't get that close to it, the display was mobbed.
By people (not all women mind you)...