Tuesday, August 23, 2016

East Coast Day - Air & Space and Harper's Ferry

We spent Ollie's birthday at the Dulles Air and Space Museum.  It was an amazing place full of amazing air and space artifacts.  Miles could have spent the entire day there reading every plaque to be found!

 This is the helicopter that my father (these kids' Grandpa) actually flew while in the Marine Corps.  So cool!!!

 Jonas in front of the Discovery spaceship.

 All the cousins at the Discovery.  It was kind of weird-looking in the sense that it seemed to have been built by a child as it was so patch-work-y.  But it was impressive - especially realizing all the times it up made it up in to space.  Amazing!

 So many cool airplanes!

 The girls and I in front of the Enola Gay.

I'm sure we spent the afternoon swimming that day and the evening watching some Olympics.

On Wednesday we went in to Harper's Ferry.  One of my sister's suggestions was to tube on the river there and so we did.  It was awesome!  The water was so warm and the kids just had an amazing time.  We got to do it twice - it took us about 4 hours to do it twice.  We couldn't bring our camera because we didn't want it to get wet on the river.  Bummer!

 Here the kids are getting ready to go tubing.

Afterwards we went in to the town of Harper's Ferry:
 Lucy helping us navigate with the map.

 The Susquehanna and the Potomac rivers meet up at this spot.  It sure was pretty!

 This was the infamous John Brown's fort.

We walked up to Jefferson's rock - a place where Thomas Jefferson went and remarked on the beauty of the spot.  It was pretty!

Another good day full of lots of adventuring!


erinmalia said...

It's weird seeing you in these places that are "mine" and me not be in them! Ha.

Elder James and Sister Dixie Galbraith said...

Your trip looks like so much fun. FYI: The helicopter (The photos with the grandchildren is outstanding.) is actually one I fly while serving in Viet Nam.