Visited the Pentagon and particularly the memorials to those servicemen and servicewomen as we’ll as well as civilians who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack upon the building. Then went to the Arlington Cemetery to watch the Changing of the guard at the unknown soldier memorial. Visited the JFK resting place and then to see President Roosevelt’s memorial and a walk around the lake. An exciting finale to the trip to meet another astronaut and the Discovery shuttle at the Udvah Hazy Air and Space Museum. Transfer to Washington airport for the long journey home.
A short flight from Orlando to land in Washington. A tour through the Capitol to understand the American democratic system and how their laws are set. On to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum and American History Museum. Highlights including Wizard of Oz Dorothy’s red shoes, First Lady dresses, Edison’s light bulbs, dinosaur skeletons and original space craft. Evening Moonlight monuments tour with perfect balmy weather to see Lincoln and jefferson memorials.
Today we travelled to the Kennedy Space Centre. On arrival we viewed the Atlantis Presentation which included the actual Atlantis Shuttle opened up and on display. We experienced what it is like on take off in a simulator.
Lunch was a buffet followed by a presentation by an astronaut.
After lunch we toured around Kennedy including launch sites.
We travelled at top speed on an airboat through the Florida Everglades and appreciated the tranquility only to be snapped by a 12foot alligator. Had our photos taken holding “Poseidon”. Then we shopped until we dropped at the Outlet stores and now understand what Walmart is all about. Our dinner at Venito’s was belissimo!