|Outside of "The Castle"|
|Beautiful windows from the inside|
|James Smithson never visited the United States, but donated his estate to |
the creation of the Smithsonian Institution. His crypt is in the entrance to "The Castle."
|The original Wright Brother's airplane in the Air and Space Museum|
|One of the bicycles from the Wright Brother's shop|
|Tomahawk missile :-)|
|"Sun Gun" used to safely view the sun|
|Model of space shuttle|
|Space shuttle engine|
|Space toilet :-D|
We are very fortunate in our area to have access to these museums that are free to visit and provide so much knowledge. Even though the internet provides us the the opportunity to experience things from a distance, nothing compares to doing something hands-on and seeing it for yourself.
Around three in the afternoon, we prepared to head to the Naval Observatory for a reception and to meet Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States and English professor at Northern Virginia Community College.
To be continued...