Day 4 - We moved the motorhome.
We had stayed at Pohick Bay Regional Park just south of Mt. Vernon. It is a lovely campground that is rural and quiet but with easy access to downtown DC via the George Washington Parkway. Unfortunately, they were experiencing problems with their electric so in our mid-vacation, we moved the motorhome up to Lake Fairfax Park which is close to my (Nada's) brother's house so we could visit with him and also see some sites in that area of DC.
Each night we ate together at a different restaurant. The first night it was Taste of Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant (delicious!), the second night it was Italian - La Pergola, and the third night in was Arties.
That is Doug and Marina above. Below is Oma, Greg, and Chase. Chase seems to like his new Bob, the Tomato, from Veggie Tales.
Above is Sam and Ginger and below is Sam and MC, Marina's mom.
It is always good to see our family and spend some time with them.
Day 5 - A visit to the Smithsonian's Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport
The Smithsonian has a super display of large aircraft at Dulles Airport. It took us most of one day to see the collection. It is not as big as the Museum of the Air Force at Dayton, OH but it is still great.
Above, Oma is watching an incoming commercial flight land from the public tower.
Above: One of 5 experimental Blackbirds - they can fly twice the speed of sound. We have seen 3 of them. Below is the Enola Gay - one of the planes that dropped the nuclear bomb on Japan.
Above, Oma is looking down the hangar toward a Concord - the fastest passenger airplane.
Above and below is a P-47 which Opa flew in WWII as a fighter pilot in Europe.
Above is an overview looking at the WWII airplanes including the P-47 and the Enola Gay.
Below is a close up view of the Concord.
Above is the Virgin Atlantic – the plane Steve Fossett flew around the world non-stop in.
Two views of the space shuttle, the Enterprise.
- Nada and Doug
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