Seattle is home to a wonderful Museum of Flight that houses everything from earliest aviation to Air Force One (J.F. Kennedy’s) to the Space era. We even managed to snag the Space Shuttle Trainer when that NASA program ended.
Memorial Day weekend, the museum was full to capacity with folks, old and young, following aviation’s history. We know, because we were part of the crowd. It was a bucket list day for my husband, who finally got a wish he’s had since he was a child.
He got to fly in a WWII era B-17. And he enjoyed the heck out of himself. Days later, he’s still talking about how cool it was. It was about a half hour flight, but they got to move around the plane while in the air and check out pretty much everything. I stayed on the ground and got pictures of the plane taking off.
And, after that, we found out there were still space available on a tour of the Space Shuttle cockpit tour, so Mark grabbed it. I chose not to as it’s all tight spaces and climbing through tiny holes. But I loved being part of it, and also, as you can see by the picture below, got a little work done.
So I’d call this a good day all around. Now all we have to do is figure out what’s next on the bucket list. Maybe Australia, tentatively set for winter, 2014.
Got any trips or things you want to do on your bucket list? I’d love to hear them.