More rain again this morning. Once it let up we took the train to Washington DC again. The first thing we saw when we came up from the Metro subway train this morning was a line of food trucks getting ready for the noon lunch rush. I counted 20 trucks on this street corner.
Our mission today was to visit the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. We did visit this last year but felt it was definitely worth another visit.
We spent hours there looking over the airplanes, the rockets, and exhibits on flight history. So much information. There were space suit exhibits. Loved seeing our reflection in the spacesuit helmet.
The first monkey in space (1959) is displayed here. It was sad to see, but it is a part of the space program history.
We touched a moon rock and then after we thought about all the millions of other people who are touching it we went to wash our hands, haha!
Of all the 19 or so Smithsonian museums here this is our favorite. When we were done there we walked around the National Mall some more. One last picture of the original Smithsonian Castle building. Now the Smithsonian information and visitor center is in there along with a gift shop and cafe.
- Gasoline Expense: none
- Lodging Expense: $8
- Transportation & Parking: $20