Sam got home from BYU on Friday, so on Saturday we had everyone together for an outing. We chose the Udvar-Hazy Hangar of the Air and Space Museum out by Dulles Airport. It was a lot of fun, including seeing some serious flying machines, an IMAX film about fighter pilots and lots of time to just hang out.
|Everyone at the balcony of the hangar overlooking the|
mighty SR-71 Supersonic Recon Aircraft, seen in the
|This aircraft really is amazing. On its last flight,|
from LA to Washington DC, it set a record
by flying that distance in just a little over
an hour. That's almost 2200 mph. If it needed
to evade a missile, it just accelerated.
|A rare photograph that includes me. In front of a real|
space shuttle orbiter.
|The brothers being matchy.|
|Sara and Evan squinting into the sun|
so I could get a photo.
|I like this sculpture at the Udvar-Hazy|
Center. I think it is called Ascent.
|This is one of the Concorde aircraft.|
Eric was fortunate to be able to fly
in one of these, a British Airways
version, before they were retired. It was a
fun experience for someone who used
to help design aircraft.
|There is an egg perched between the side mirror and the|
the car window. Evan can't see it. Everyone else can but
it is one of his so they can't claim it.
|He still doesn't see it.|
|Finally, when everyone came and stood right by it,|
he figured it out.
Our holiday dinner went off without a hitch-traditional with all the trimmings-Ham, scalloped potatoes, artichokes, asparagus, homemade rolls, deviled eggs, yum.
I hope that you had a delightful Easter with your family and friends and that even if you don't celebrate the spiritual side, that you are feeling the joy of springtime and are considering the wonderful reality of having a fresh start.