We parked at the Reagan Building and from there it was an easy walk around the corner to the museum. We actually had a quick lunch when we were down in the food court of the Reagan Building as well. Be prepared to have your car searched when you pull in, and then also go through security when you come back. All the employees were very nice and even told Greg and my dad, Happy Father's Day!
The museum was easy to get around even with kids, lots to see even with kids, lots of bathrooms (always good), and even had a couple of cafes and gift shops. There's so much to see, I'm sure in our few hours there we only quickly skimmed the surface of it all! We focused mainly on the Transportation and Americans at War sections.
Here are some pictures of our little morning outing to the museum...
|All the men in my life!|
|John Bull train|
|An original "firetruck"|
|Someone was goofy|
|Inside an old Chicago El car|
|Apparently he ran into someone he knew!|
|Titanic Life vest|
|WWII "Trigger Finger" mittens|
|These last picture is cool because for them to be up there, |
my dad was down on all fours so they could stand on him!
What a grandpa!
"It's much easier to become a father than to be one."
~Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994