The building managers sent us notice a couple of weeks ago, that maintenance was going to be replacing a main water supply line, meaning the water was going to be off in the entire building all day one day. I looked at my calendar and had nothing critical, I marked the day "Get out of Dodge."
My first thought was a nice slow drive out into the countryside and back, I plotted a course into Maryland down along the Chesapeake Bay to places I have never been. Then the weather forecast was rain, at times heavy. So we went to plan B, an outing to a museum. We looked online, the Udvar Hazy Center at Dulles is open. this is the Smithsonian's huge airplane collection. You have to book in advance, on timed tickets. They limit the number of people allowed in. They are doing some roof / ceiling work, so parts of the floor are closed, and parts of the collection are covered to limit the dust settling on them. We wandered around for a couple of hours. There were few people, everyone was masked, and keeping their distance. The small crowd enhanced the experience.
Afterwards, we drove down into Manassas and had lunch in a local restaurant. The food was good, the service delightful, I left a 35% tip for the server. I do hope the good local places survive.
Are you ready for a day out?
More than ready for a day out, but 'tis not allowed. I'm sure you found the planes interesting and I like the idea of limited numbers in museums etc.ReplyDelete
The collection includes a Concord, the first 707, an SR71 Blackbird, a Space Shuttle, the Apollo 11 Command Module, If we had done the kind of lockdown you have, we wouldn't be nearly 200,000 deaths.Delete
I didn't even know about this museum. A great outing.ReplyDelete
It out of the way, on the south east corner of Dulles, and an amazing collection.Delete
a nice day out for you and sweet bear. one little town you may like on the bay is rock hall MD; waterman's crab house is a GREAT restaurant!ReplyDelete
We will keep that in mind.Delete
Way past ready!! You day sounds very nice in spite of the rain. Good for you.ReplyDelete
It was fun, and felt safeDelete
Yes yes yes I am but there is nowhere nearby to go everything remains too hot and nothing much is open. I feel a bit trapped.ReplyDelete