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Jun 29 2014

Vacation & Travel: Smithsonian Institution – National Air & Space Museum

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Jake and his girls at the Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.!

Our family was able to spend some time at the Smithsonian Institution of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. this summer.  The first time we drove by the building and Karlie saw the sign she was ready to go explore it!  The Smithsonian Institution buildings that we went into were really nice, very educational, and the best part is that they are FREE!  You cannot bring in any food or drinks, but there are water fountains and a McDonald’s at one end of the Museum if you get hungry.

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So excited to explore this building that they had to get a picture by the sign!

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Over-the-top excited to go into the Air and Space Museum

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Both girls love science and learning, however, Karlie loves anything relating to space so this adventure was a big hit with her!

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So many things to look at and explore in the Air & Space Museum.  As you can see Jake is the only one actually looking at me, ha!  Thanks Babe!  The other two were mesmerized by all the displays!

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Karlie all smiles as she touches a piece of moon rock.  This particular piece was brought back from the moon on Apollo 17 in December 1972.

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Brina touching the moon rock….how cool to think that it was once on the moon!

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Jake is so good about showing the girls the various items and explaining it to them.  They love soaking up all the cool information!

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Having fun at the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum!

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We thought the room with all the history about how planes and other flying items were created was pretty neat!

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Brina all smiles waiting in line for the next activity and you can see Karlie in the reflection checking to make sure her Air & Space Museum pictures were turning out!  Silly girls!

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Brina flying the plane!

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Karlie’s turn to drive!  They’ve got their eyes on what’s in front of them!  Whatever it is better look out!

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Soaking it all in….

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Wow, what a huge carrier.  Even the display model was big!  Love that they are so fascinated by the display they don’t even realize I am on the other side taking their picture.

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Having fun at the Air & Space Museum!

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Karlie wanted a picture by her favorite rocket – The Apollo!  The space rooms were a hit with Karlie!

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Karlie all smiles as she gets a picture in front of Buzz Aldrin’s astronaut suit.  Earlier this year in March she had a chance to see and hear Buzz Aldrin speak at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC!

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Mommy and her girls!

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It didn’t take Brina long to figure out all the computer activities!

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Showing Daddy what she put together on the computer!

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Fascinating, this was probably Brina’s favorite rooms with all the interactive science activities, experiments, and fun information.

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Gravity, force, magnets…..all kinds of fun activities to check out!

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This picture cracked me up – all three Karlie, Brina, and Jake have their heads down looking at the all pictures in the displays.

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Someone really liked this room!

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Having fun at the Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Karlie and Brina loved all the neat activities and displays at the Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum!  I was shocked at how long we spent there since the time went by so quickly.  They could have spent the entire day just in this museum.  Karlie was really hoping we had “extra” time in Washington, D.C. so we could go back and go through the museum again, maybe next time sweet girl!

It was educational, fascinating, and a fun place to explore for the whole family.  They did a great job with this museum.  Washington, D.C. is a great place to visit the only hard part is fitting in all the amazing places to visit into one trip!  We packed in as much as we could in the couple days we were there, but I am sure we’ll have to go back at some point to explore some more!

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