I had sort of a hard time connecting with the exhibits here. I am not a technological person. The ones I liked most were pieces I could relate to more familiar people from American history, like Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh.
|Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis
– first non-stop flight from New York to Paris
|Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega –
first solo transatlantic flight by a woman
and first non-stop flight across USA by a woman
|German war plane|
|Apollo 2 command module Columbia –
first manned lunar landing mission
|Apollo Lunar Module #2|
First USA space station
I definitely fit in better here than at Air & Space. I love people, history, and art. I would have enjoyed more time here all by myself. I also would have loved an extended solo trip to the National Gallery of Art. Maybe next time…
|Buffalo Dance II statue
by George Rivera
|Part of a another sculpture –
I wish I’d gotten the title and artist!
|Aymara Totora-Reed boat
from Bolivia or Peru
|Greater Nicoya vessel from Costa Rica
|Ulua River Tripod vessel
|Playing the huge drum
in the activity center
|Beautiful pillow in the gift shop,
but I’m not spending $80!
|Instead, I bought
matching bead bracelets
for my youngest daughter
|View of the Capitol from the window|
Other posts in my Road Trip 2014 series:
Other posts featuring museums in Washington, D.C.
- Diary of a Mom’s Day in D.C.: Holocaust Museum and Asian Art
- The Fourth of July and Smithsonian in D.C.
Having a blast!