This bundle of perfect cuteness is four years old this Wednesday, Aug. 16th. She has spunk and personality to spare! I wish I was with her this week! Big hugs, Ava!
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
On July 26, 2017 we went and saw The King and I at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
What a thrill. I am still pinching myself.
|Our compadres: Elder Jarred and Sister Karren|
|Amazing bust of President John F. Kennedy. If you look at it carefully|
one eye droops more than the other. The artist wanted to reflect how
the years as a president take a toll on the man.
|View from the Center of the Potomac River|
Wish I had more pictures, it was magic.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The very best part of the day! It was amazing and the pictures do it no justice. My heart skipped a few beats when we walked into this humongous room to the following: The Space Shuttle Discovery
|The arm, provided by Canada, that the astronauts used to space walk.|
Pictures above are of satellites.
I was told the marvelous things they did, but...
|Two happy campers amongst all the machinery.|
Following pictures of re-entry capsules,
each with an interesting story, but the ladies
sitting there forgot them.
Picture below is the restoration room.
It is immense with a lot going on in it.
On July 15th, we had a senior missionary tour of the 2nd Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The original museum, which is still open, had so much "stuff" , a second museum was built, and Mr. Udvar wrote two very large checks for the construction of it, so, of course, it was named after him.
See the Blackbird?
This is a Pan Am plane, one of the first to fly passengers globally.
Grandpa Claire Banks flew this to Alaska in 1953.
The Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb in Japan.