Friday, March 1, 2013

Virginia Air and Space Museum

If you know my boys and my husband, you know that this was one museum we absolutely had to visit. Airplanes always rate rather high on the cool factor for kids to begin with.  Add in a Dad who can explain so much about them to you and you have extra fun.  (Yes, Alan is one of those folks who watches movies and points out the inaccuracies in the planes being used to you. Yes, it totally ruins the movie for you at times but what can I say?)

This museum was definitely worth the visit but I do wish we'd found our most recent RMSC membership card because then it would have been much cheaper.  But I made a point of not focusing on the cost of things this year which led to a much more relaxing trip. Who would've thought?
This was much harder than it looked but Katie was trying to mimic the signals needed to tell a plane to take off from a carrier.

Doesn't Gabe look awesome flying that jet?

The little kids mostly enjoyed the Clifford play area.  They spent lots of time delivering mail and driving the boat. Gabe told us all to watch our for sea monsters.  Granted, I have no clue what Clifford has to do with airplanes but was happy to have a place to entertain the younger ones while Alan took the older ones around to explore the stuff they were interested in more in depth.

1 comment:

Jeff Hite said...

Just to prove Cheryl's point. First Picture, is of Liam and an Sr-71 pressure suit, The boys are on the fight-deck of a Boeing 717, Gabe in flying an F-22 Raptor, and Bryan Abby and Sean are in a Space Shuttle simulator. There was also an F-18 Super Hornet simulator that even I could not fly for more than a minute or two.