Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Weekend Getaway And Flying Machines!

So what I really mean is...aircraft.  Amazing planes and other aircraft from throughout history, displayed like you've never seen before.  This isn't just any Smithsonian exhibit - it's truly an experience.

This past weekend, Chris and I had a weekend staycation-getaway at a local resort.  It's one thing to have a weekend at home, but home is filled with so many distractions and endless things to do.  Sometimes it's nice to get away from it all (even if it's not that far away!) - to leave it all behind and spend some time just being together and being present with each other.  

We finally visited the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center, and spent hours visually devouring the aircraft on display.  With Chris' love of all things automotive, the exhibit of engines throughout history had him drawn in like a kid in a candy store.  

The SR-71 Blackbird - the fastest jet ever built - is probably one of the most well-known and biggest draws, along with the space shuttle Enterprise.  And it was amazing seeing the Concorde (the supersonic passenger airliner), the Enola Gay (the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb as a weapon of war), and of course the F-14 Tomcat (who hasn't seen Top Gun a million times?! "Talk to me Goose.").  The exhibit was simply amazing, and Udvar-Hazy has quickly become one of my favorite museums!  

Aaaaaaand...if anyone is recently engaged - being that Valentine's Day was yesterday :) - and wants to do an engagement session me!!  Or if you don't but you need a wedding photographer...still call me!!  :)

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