Sunday, August 2: After saying our goodbyes to the relatives in Indiana, Tim and I took the kids to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, figuring we’d capitalize on their recent interest in the Blue Angels (more on that another day) and aviation in general. What an excellent idea, if I do say so myself!
It was a long afternoon – we were there for more than four hours, walking pretty much the whole time – but Book Boy was impressed from the moment we saw a statue of Icarus in the lobby (he was able to to tell us the story of Icarus and his son) and a Wright brothers plane in the “Early Years” gallery, all the way through to the “Space and Missiles” gallery, where we saw the Apollo 15 capsule.
The picture below isn’t great – it was pretty dark in the museum – but it gives you an idea of how much there was to see. And this was just part of one of the seven galleries we went through today.