Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rainy Day Tourists

Our friends from California arrived on Wednesday afternoon just in time for the rainy weather. Thursday we donned our garbage bags and headed over to the National Air and Space Museum with seven thousand other tourists trying to avoid the rain.
We found this exhibit on time and navigation interesting. It's taken us 2 years, 7 months, and over 8000 miles to find our way here, but yes, we used some maps and GPS to do it.

We spent quite a bit of time in this museum and really enjoyed learning more about the history of flight.
The aircraft are beautifully maintained and backed up with great photos, information, and artifacts.

There was also an exhibit of World War I art. Many of these artists were professional illustrators before they joined up, so the quality of work was excellent. This 1918 drawing reminded me of a Leyendecker illustration, but it was by Harry Townsend.

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