Our next stop after hanging out with Grant and Barbie was Washington, D.C. We were in town to inter Mike’s mum with his dad, who was buried in Arlington in 2003. Evelyn passed away in early 2012, but it took a while for all of our schedules to sync up so we could reunite her with her husband of over 50 years.
Although the reason for the visit was bittersweet, we managed to fit in some fun. With Mike’s passion for all things flying-related, a trip to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., was a “must do”. Luckily, we were in D.C. right before the shutdown, so all the museums were open.
Of course, Mike was in aviation ecstasy the moment he stepped inside the Air and Space doors. 🙂 I was pretty excited, too, especially about the Wright Brothers exhibit – coming so close on the heels of our visit to First Flight. While were at Air and Space, we saw two movies in the IMAX theatre: Air Racers (which was in 3D) and To Fly! Both were good and gave our feet a nice rest after all the walking.
(The Instagram photos were taken by me. The others were taken by Mike.)