In honor of Zorg's birthday, we went to the Air and Space Annex near Dulles airport. We had never been there, but I am sure we will go again!
We hung out in the observation tower, watching planes land and learning about air traffic control.
We saw early jet packs!
We saw Optimus Prime!
We even saw R2D2! Yes, it is a mailbox, but Leena was quite taken with it.
It's not possible to show all the cool things: we loved the Blackbird and the Enola Gay.
This Huey is special to us because my Dad served in Vietnam War.
But the best had to be the space shuttle Enterprise!
The kids were very surprised to see that the outer skin was made up of little heat shielding tiles. From a distance (and in toy form) the shuttle looks smooth.
Second best was the space toys!