Monday, October 19, 2009

Field Trip!

My poor dear camera must feel orphaned. What happened to it's owner? It is hard for me to justify taking time to shoot when boxes and picture hanging wait wait wait. Exhale.

I wish I had the camera today! I went with Lindsay's class to the College Park Aviation Museum and it was a great little museum! The College Park Airport is the oldest continually running airport in the world. This museum is right next to the airstrip and is the perfect scale for kids. It was interactive, interesting, well curated (like I would really know this) and best of all - no crowds and easy parking. In the DC area that is a hard combination to come by.

My mental snapshots that I wish I had to share? The kids in dress up flight outfits having fits of giggles. Each child got to "fly" an old single prop airplane - the joy, the joy in those faces! The kids playing in an outdoor area outfitted with a dozen ride-on vehicles shaped like lanes. Lovely.

I see these exhibits in such a different light as an adult. I wonder if it is just one more thing in the visual smorgasbord that is their lives or is it an exhibit like this that sparks one of their imaginations so much that they want to, say, grow up to be an aviator. All I know is that we are incredibly fortunate to have access to things like this.

The boxes and pictures call ... and my poor camera.


  1. that field trip sounds like something:).. next time bring the camera!

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    if you feel like in for random..just drop by!
    Happy Tuesday!

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