Love at first sight
18 February, 2008
So there I am, sitting in the Udvar-Hazy Big-Ass Hangar outside Dulles Airport. I’d been there for a few hours, wandering about with some of the DC flickrites. The floors are concrete, I wasn’t seeing anything; my feet hurt and I was discouraged. I looked up.
Ah, now THAT’S the stuff. Snap snap.
Wow, look at that baby. Have I ever seen anything so graceful?
You know…I’m no poet. Maybe it’s true what they say about the thousand words, so here. Just look at her.
Ah, there she goes. Keep your wings level, beautiful.
I scuttled around on the floor trying to get all kinds of other angles, but there was an SR-71 Blackbird in my damn way.
Did you know it’s the fastest plane in the world? Visitors to the Udvar-Hazy Center like to point this out. Heck, I was even doing it. (Mach 3.)