|Tom and MaryAnn @ the Apollo lander|
PARKING PREDICAMENT - We learned that the city of Washington, D.C. no longer offers free parking on weekends on street meters. Instead, there's a 2 hour time limit, and it's impossible to pay for 2 hours and walk to a museum, see it all and get back in that time. SO, we had to find a lot to park in, which charged $12 (which is cheap for Washington, D.C.). So parking is only free on Sundays.
SMITHSONIAN AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM - We stopped at the Air and Space Museum first - to look around and okay, well, to use the bathrooms. Walking the Washington Mall takes HOURS and we needed to make sure we could do it without going off-course. :P We took some fun pictures near the Apollo lander, and in the lobby with the displays of the rockets. We thought it appropriate since we both work for the nation's space agency.
|"That's a big rocket you have!" :)|
|Rob & Tom at the inside Rocket display|
|Tom and Rob at the Apollo- hey, who is that astronaut?|
SMITHSONIAN CASTLE- We didn't go inside the castle or any of the museums, because this was a "Monument tour" day. However, we stopped long enough for me to get a picture of the Smithsonian starburst symbol that was created out of flowers.
|The smithsonian starburst symbol in flowers|
|Tom asks MaryAnn, "where next?" in front of a Hubble model|
NEXT AND LAST BLOG ON MARY ANN'S ADVENTURES: The Monument Tour of Washington, D.C. (in a couple of days after some other fun stuff)