Friday, February 05, 2010

Boeing Flight Museum.

Good morning, it is Friday.

Last night was free day at the Boeing Flight Museum. Hansen and Lillian have wanted to go for some time and last night we finally made it work. Maren and Preston stayed home, but we did meet Grandpa there. The Boeing Flight Museum is amazing. It has so much more than it did just 7 years ago. Now there is a wing with just WW1 and WW2 displays. These displays are so much more than just the planes. There are the outfits, log books, weapons, and other things from that time. The technology change between WW1 and WW2 is just amazing. There is also a new space wing. We got to get inside a panel from the Space Station. The treadmill is on the ceiling, the beds in the wall, the camera showing the Space Station circling the earth every 9 minutes on the floor. Amazing. Of course there are still the same old kid areas and huge planes. Now that Lillian has been on an airplane once in her life, she was a walking expert. Hansen loved to see the the equipment the pilots wore during their eras. And both kids got derailed in the gift shop. My camera is not too good at dark indoor places, but here are a few pictures from our hour and a half at one of the coolest museums I have been to:

Lillian, Grandpa, and Hansen in front of a cool display and plane.
Hansen checking out WW1 weapons. Next time I will just take a picture of the back of his head, he did not really want to turn around for this pic.

Lillian in the kid zone flying an airplane with actual levers.
Lillian was into the hot air balloons. This basket was very high over the upper ledge, if gave you feeling of being quite high. Lillian made herself get in it a few times even thought she was scared of the height. Hansen just liked to taunt her.
This is one of the many WW2 planes. I don't know much about the planes and stuff, but this one was my favorite model when I was a kid due to the cool teeth paintings.

We had a great time, Hansen was a bit rushed in the gift shop trying to spend more than his allowance would allow. He did find a nice little snap together plane. Lillian found a cute little plane necklace, and I just couldn't help but to buy a little balsa wood plane with a wind up propeller and landing gear just like the ones I would throw as a kid.

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Wow, it's been awhile since I've been there - probably 9 years. Pres was probably 3-4 and Hansen not even a year old. I think the hot air thing looks awesome. I'd love to really ride on a hot air balloon one day.