We went to the Udvar-Hazy Center this weekend.
1. I can’t believe how much I look like my mother.
2. I can’t believe that we sent people to space and then they came back all safe and sound before most people in America had color TV. Those people were CRAZY (both the people who went to space and the people who watched TV in black and white).
3. The centerpiece of the museum is the SR-71 Blackbird. I had never heard of the Blackbird before, but Jeremy spent some time telling me about it – fastest plane ever (can outrun all missiles), the pilot and copilot needed to wear spacesuits, and most time behind enemy lines spying. While we were eating lunch at McDonald’s, I told him I was kind of surprised that he knew anything about the Blackbird because he’s really never expressed interest in military equipment. I said it must be just that he’s a boy. He said that the Blackbird is one of the most famous planes there ever was and that knowing something about it wasn’t that impressive and that he just picked it up reading the newspaper or some other mundane source of information. However, at work today, Jeremy polled his coworkers (all leafy-green environmental type folks – pretty likely group not to know so much about spy planes), all the boys knew of the Blackbird, none of the girls. There you go. So if you are a girl and know about the Blackbird – speak now or forever hold your peace. Ha ha.