This past weekend I spent some time at the National Mall. I visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum and some of the monuments. On the one hand it was weird to be back amongst tourists again but on the other hand it was fabulous to experience what DC has to offer. Although there are some new exhibits, the majority of what I saw in the Air and Space Museum was the same as the last time I visited, in elementary school. What I found really interesting was the people watching. Here are a few things I overheard:
- Elementary school aged girl to her mother, "Did Teddy Roosevelt create the teddy bear?"
- Father to five year old son, "Charlie, what's your favorite missile?" Charlie's response, "Orange."
- 3 year old boy pushing buttons on exhibit to display different airplanes exlaims, "Airplanes! Airplanes!" Then turns to his left, faces his mother, and deadpans, "I pooped."
Next weekend I am going to go on a hike or run. Not sure where, but you can be sure that I'll let you know how it goes.