Well, if you’d been launched into orbit 39 times in the space of 27 years, you’d be looking a little funky too. America’s oldest space shuttle, Discovery, is currently in retirement at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center outside of Washington DC. Udvar-Hazy is the Smithstonian’s air and space museum. Besides Discovery, there are hundreds of planes and jets – both military and civilian – however, if you decide to visit do so on a full stomach. The only place to get something to eat or drink is an overcrowded McDonalds.
Our guide was a retired Air Force pilot who peppered his dialogue with non-stop stories of famous generals and senators he’d flown hither and yon. I imagine his wife was quite happy to get him out of the house so she didn’t have to keep listening to them!
As we blast off into this crazy year, let’s hope like Discovery we return to an intact world safely.
Happy New Year everyone. Hop on over to Norm Frampton’s swinging pad to see other doors from around the world..