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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Back from DC

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of updates, been in our nation's capital since last Thursday, and didn't feel much like spending time in front of a computer. My knees are officially borked from all the walking, and Janie was feverish on the flight home, but we survived, and had fun while we were there. One thing that this trip definitely reinforced: buy a Lonely Planet guidebook before visiting new places, and use it. I've been a fan since my friend Batty turned me onto them years ago, and this one was top notch. We found fun bars in Adams Morgan we'd never have gone near without it, it never suggested a restaurant we didn't love, and it was generally useful the whole time we were there.

The highlight of the trip for me, as I knew it would be, was the Air and Space Museum, along with the new branch at Dulles. Seeing Space Ship One brought tears to my eyes, and walking though the doors at the Dulles branch, seeing the P-40 and Corsair flanking you (my two favorite WW2 fighters), with the Enterprise in the background, and then stepping forward to see the SR-71's a geek like me's dream. I have to buy a flight sim for my PC. My HOTAS has sat too long unused...


Poor Impulse Control said...

The Wright Museum is Dayton, Ohio is pretty cool for similar reasons. Though I'm sure it pales in comparison to the A&S Museum. Did you take pictures?

Unknown said...

I, too, demand pictures!

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