Sunday, August 8, 2010

Maryland Trip Week 3

Arlington Cemetery - It was amazing to think each white headstone was for a person who was important to our country.  We were told that in 50 years the whole 600 acers of the cementary would be full.

This is The Tomb of the Unknowns. Wow what a place to be and show respect for those who have scarificed for our freedom.

The changing of the guards. What a sight! WOW! What an honor to be chosen for that job.

HELP!!!!!  Rachel and I sat in this plane and she was pretending to fly. So I was acting scared! I told her I was going to stay on the ground if she was flying.

These next few pictures are from the new Air and Space Museum by  Dullas Airport called the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. This is not the real space shuttle but was used to practice moving the real one back and forth from Texas. It was called the Enterprise.

This is a view of the Space Center. It is full of all kinds of aircraft from hot air balloons to space shuttles. It was really neat.

We went by the capital many times while driving around Washington. Did you know that no statue in Washington may be higher then 19 1/2 feet. That is how tall Lady Freedom is on the top of the capitol. It may be on a pedestal 100 feet tall but the statue can not be more then 19 1/2 feet.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting about the statues.
    Your photos and stories make me want to go to Washington again.