Up, up, and away

Emmie, JJ, Aunt ‘Chelle, and Uncle J came to visit us, and we decided to check out the Air and Space Museum’s giant Udvar-Hazy Center. It consists of a couple of huge hangars full of things that fly.

Cousins and planes

One hangar is full of aviation stuff, but the other is even cooler as it’s full of space stuff. The girls are ready to blast off, standing under Space Shuttle Discovery. It’s big.

Blast off

The space shuttle is very impressive. Seeing the more than 24,000 unique heat shield tiles up close is really cool.


The Space Shuttle Main Engines are huge too. Molly's still ready for blast-off.

Big engines

Leah was excited to see that the Apollo 11 astronauts landed in the ocean when they returned to Earth, and used these floaties to stay afloat.

Splash down

There were a lot of aircraft in the aviation hangar.

Aviation hangar

JJ loved everything, especially the helicopters which he called "copter" over and over again.


Four kids and some helicopters… and a bit of one Mommy for moral support.

Four kids and some helicopters

Look, Mommy. An airplane!

Look, Mommy

It's fun to be a little girl, especially when you've got cousins and sisters together.

Swing your arms

Sometimes, silly faces are easier to get than smiles.


Molly's favorite exhibit was the SR-71 Blackbird. She liked the fastest plane in the world so much, she even got a toy of it at the gift shop.


The museum was very cool. It's not very interactive like some others, and instead is a traditional "look at all this stuff" kind of museum. But the stuff to look at is really cool stuff.

One Comment

  1. G'mom says:

    How fun for everyone! A great trip for both girls and boys! Great pictures!

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