Trip Summary Calendar - Where we went and when

May 21, 2004

Photos from DC!

Don't worry, we haven't been swallowed up by the sea. We've been taking advantage of some R&R here in Virginia Beach. And we've been busy going through all our photos from DC. We really did a lot! And took a total of 1,389 photos during our seven-night stay.

But don't worry, we edited things down a bit, and split the photos into three categories.

First is the Family album, 32 photos with Alysa's aunt, uncle, and cousins. But don't skip over this one, as it includes our expertly-guided tour of the Hirshhorn museum, a beautiful boat ridea, and of course several birds and ducks.

Next is the Air & Space Museum Annex album, 56 photos from the new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport. This is an incredible indoor museum of aircraft, everything from early flight to the Concorde, and even a Space Shuttle!

And last is a "miscellaneous" album of everything else, a whopping 132 photos from our tours of the Capitol, National Archives, Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress, and the National Zoo. Also a speech by the President (like him or not), the Lincoln Memorial, the new World War II memorial, the exterior of the White House, and of course even more birds and ducks.

Tonight we went to a birthday party. We didn't know the birthday girl, Cristy, but for free ice cream cake we'll go anywhere! Actually Cristy is friends with Naomi, with whom we spent some quality time with down here. More on our time with Naomi and Virginia Beach in general shortly. Tomorrow we're leaving town, heading further South to the Raleigh, NC area. More reports from the road will be coming soon!

Posted by Mitch at May 21, 2004 10:40 PM
Comments

Alysa and Mitch,

Thanks for posting the photos of the STARS workstation. STARS (Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System) is operational at dozens of airports and control facilities, the largest to date being the Philadelphia airport. STARS is used to contol airport arrivals and departures. Prior to my retirement from Raytheon I was the STARS Hardware Development Manager.

Posted by: Mort Cohen at June 1, 2004 12:16 PM

Mitch & Alysa, I finally have a chance to glance at your blog and photo albums. I'm only at mid-May, but I'm amazed by how many cool things you've seen and all the people you've visited already! I wish I could meet up with you somewhere. Unfortunately, my plan of being free for the summer didn't work out. New plan is hopefully in Sept/Oct. I'm taking a week vacation after Labor Day. Mitch, your photos are wonderful! DC looks great. I really like the one of the camerawoman against the Capitol. Can't wait to read more!

Posted by: Evelyn at July 22, 2004 05:27 PM
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