This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
Today was an interesting day at work - the Space Shuttle Discovery made a fly over of Washington DC on it's was to be added to the collection of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. The flight path took the shuttle and it's specially configured 747 transport over the Potomac River and just past my office in the Washington Harbor complex.
I was able to snap some pictures as it flew over the Key Bridge (top) and over Teddy Roosevelt Island on it's way to the Washington monument. The plane was at an altitude of 1,500 so it was a pretty cool experience. It was also a tad melancholy to see such a proud machine on it's last flight. I've had the opportunity to see a few shuttle lift-offs in person and it's a magnificent piece of aerospace engineering.
It sure beat listening to the silly conference call I was already ignoring!
Here's a link to a story on the fly over from the Washington Post