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Sunday, June 24
DC in DC
Just got back from a trip with the family. Sorry it's not bike related, but I wanted to stay in touch with you guys. A lot of you remember Mary's friend Hannah. She got married in Baltimore this past weekend, so we took a couple of extra days in DC beforehand. It was good to get away from the daily grind.

We went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I went once as a kid and couldn't wait to get back. If you've never been, you need to go. Rockets, space ships, moon landers, airplanes and everything in between is on display. It took us about 4 hours to get thru and we were moving at a good pace. Bike related - they had a Wright bicycle on display by the Wright Bros flying machine. There are less than 10 of these in existance anymore.

There was a food court, too. Felt more like a zoo than a museum. Note the craziness, the bigness, and the prices on the value meals.
They had one room of the Air and Space museum dedicated to National History - the National History museum was closed for renovations so they had some highlights on display. This one's for Bdiddy.
Did some outdoor sight seeing.

A lot of things have changed since WWII. Think the world still thinks this? Then we drove back up to Baltimore for the wedding. It was cool - we stayed at the manor where the wedding was held. This house was built in 1726. Very cool. Lots of history.
The manor was surrounded by 10k acres of Maryland State Forest, too. Singletrack access on premisis. I didn't have my bike, but I was able to sneak in an hour trail run. It reminded me a lot of Platte River. Full canopy, black dirt, and twisty trails. Super fun. Afterwards, I came back to the manor, swam in the pool, napped, and sipped cocktails before the wedding. I felt like a king. That's good living. The 6am flight wasn't so kingly though. I'm happy to be back in CO now!
4 Comments:
Blogger debaser said...
Solid! I'd love to check DC out one of these days, but I want Maysa to be old enough to not like it but do it anyway.

Blogger mw said...
trivia time. what metal is used for the cap of the washington monument.

fact: it was the most precious metal at the time it was constructed.

anyone?

Blogger sda said...
tungsten

Blogger Chaybo said...
copper