Fun outings in January

January was full of fun outings. One afternoon Ryan and Noah went to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in nearby Chantilly, VA. This is one of Noah’s favorite places to visit.

Their first stop was the James McDonnell Space Hangar where they saw the Space Shuttle Discovery—so cool!

They went on a simulator of a shuttle launch too…

Then they walked through the Boeing Aviation Hanger, which is full of military, recreation, and commercial aircraft.

Here are pictures of Noah in front of the Boeing Dash 80 (the precursor to the Boeing 707) and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (the world’s fastest jet-propelled aircraft and most known for its reconnaissance missions during the Cold War).

For another fun outing last month, we drove to Baltimore to visit the Port Discovery Children’s Museum with our good friends Joe, Bekka, and their kids.

The kids had a blast “driving” and putting gas in the car, going grocery shopping, matching shapes on the “Widget Worker” conveyor belt, climbing in the massive three-story treehouse, learning about the movement of water and air in the “Wonders of Water” exhibit, running through a giant maze of boxes, and much more. Whew! Check it out…

And the fun didn’t end there! The last weekend in January, we went to the annual Washington Auto Show in downtown DC. Noah had a blast at the auto show the past two years, so he was really excited to go again this year.

The show featured more than 600 new cars and trucks from over 30 auto companies—so cool! Noah was able to sit in and “drive” the vehicles. The big kid hopped in some of the vehicles too. Check it out!

And yes, all the horns were deactivated! Ha.

Noah also got to race a remote control car…

Yep, we had a great time at the auto show, and we definitely plan to go again next year.

We hope 2018 is off to a fun start for you too!

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