Our first visit to Washington, DC started at the Smithsonian Institute. There are a lot of buildings that make up the various parts of the museum. It turned out that over our several trips into the city, I took a number of pictures of the main building of the Smithsonian – the Castle. We never did get a tour of the building, despite waiting for about 10 minutes and then giving up on the tour guide.
We made the Air and Space Museum a priority. We have toured a lot of Air and Space Museums over the years, so I am not bothering to post a bunch of pictures of the various exhibits. There were two highlights of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum:
1. Did you know that the solid rocket boosters on the space shuttle were shaped like this to acheive maximum burn efficiency?
2. There was an exhibit of photographs sent back from the mars rovers. I didn't take any pictures of the pictures but I thought the photos of mars were amazing. Check them out if you ever have the opportunity!
We are in Canada now at the Fundy National Park. Amazingly, the have excellent wifi at the campground so I'm catching up on some blog posts. We will be staying here for a few days and then on to Nova Scotia.