Friday, August 26, 2016

Tourist in Baltimore?

The reason we came to Baltimore was to get a bit of work done.  We didn't really intend to be playing tourist here and didn't know if there was much around anyway.  Having spent much more time than I would like here, I can't say that Baltimore is ever a place I would consider for a vacation. Fortunately there are a few interesting things that aren't too far away.

Yesterday we decided we should check out some of the Smithsonian offerings.  It was a bit late in the day and so we decided we would go see the National Air and Space complex out by Dulles airport. This is the facility where they have things that are too large or just would not fit in the museum facilities on the mall and we knew we would need more time to visit the museums there.

Anyway, it was a nice trip and we got to see some interesting aircraft. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

A few planes hanging from the ceiling.  Here is a Swift
and the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.

A Concorde sits among others.

Hangar full of historically significant airplanes
including the Enola Gay.

The space shuttle Discovery sits
in the middle of the space section

The SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.


  1. You need to make time to see fort McHenry!

    1. Now you are spoiling tomorrow's story. ;-) Free national park weekend and all, good time to go check one out.